Our Regional Board and Regional Management Team lead us in our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

Upper Midwest Regional Board

The regional board is the governing body responsible for strategic focus, organizational goals and measurable results in achieving the mission. The business of the board includes the equitable distribution of resources and programs as well as the development of volunteer structures across the entire region.

FY2020 Board of Directors

July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

Tom Andreesen
Managing Director
Protivi Inc.

H. William Barkman, MD, MSPH, FCCP
University of Kansas Medical Center

Jim Brophy
North American Partners in Anesthesia

Arthur Brown
Academic Dean, Health and Public Services
Des Moines Area Community College

Christopher Cahlamer
Godfrey & Kahn, SC

Michael Carstens
Vice President, Health Products
Physicians Mutual Insurance Company

Malcolm DeCamp, MD
Professor of Surgery and Chair, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Rob Goren
President & CEO
Delta Dental of Missouri

Thomas Gross, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Reggie Henderson
Vice President and General Manager
Telamon Corporation

Dustin Hinton
President & CEO

Michael Jaeger, MD
RETIRED - Medical Director
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield

William Kempiners
Community Volunteer

Joy Kleinmaier
SVP of Strategy and Business Development
Indian University Health

Kevin Kovitz, MD
Chicago Chest Center, Suburban Lung Associations

Heidi Larson
Goff Public

Todd Mahr, MD
Allergist/Immunologist, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

Lisa McKinney
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Donna Mosakowski
Director of Business Development-Anesthesia
Medline Industries

Chris Scaglione
Sr. Vice President, Financial Operations

Ryan Sevcik

Koley Jessen

Management Team

  • Lewis Bartfield, Chief Division Officer, Western Division
  • Meghan Miller, SVP of Development
  • Kristen Young, Executive Director - Greater Chicago
  • Linda Crider, Executive Director - Kansas
  • Missi Arens, Executive Director - Minnesota
  • Brett Schuette, Executive Director - Missouri
  • Julia McCarville, Executive Director - Nebraska
  • Tanya Husain, Executive Director - Indiana
  • Micki Sandquist, Executive Director - Iowa
  • Megan Cordova, Executive Director - Wisconsin

Local Leadership Board

The purpose of the American Lung Association's Local Leadership Board to is raise the organization's profile in the community, advocate for lung health and increase resources to fund local programs and services.

Local Leadership Board members impact the work of the Association including: programs and services, public policy, research, and revenue generation.

Thomas Andreesen
Managing Director

Heidi Azulay
DLA Piper

Sangeeta Bhorade, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine-Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Northwestern Medicine

Sangeeta Bhorade, MD
Medical Director, Pulmonology

Jason Blomquist, GBA
Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Practice Leader

Richard Cerceo
CEO, Kindred North Hospital
Kindred Healthcare

Emily Chase, PhD, RN, NE-BC, FACHE
Chief Nursing Officer
University of Chicago Medicine

Lela Cirjakovic
Senior Vice President
Waterton Residential

Neeraj Desai, MD, MD, MBA, FCCP, FACP
Director and IP Fellowship Director
Chicago Chest Center

Daniel Dilling, MD, FACP, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Medical Director, Lung Transplant and Advanced Lung Disease Programs
Loyola University Medical Center

Brian Groskopf
Director of Marketing, Americas

Frank Keldermans
Holland & Knight

Kevin Kovitz, MD, MBA, FCCP, FACP
Suburban Lung Associates

Donna Mosakowski
Director - New Product Development, Anesthesia
Medline Industries, Inc.

Herb Seitz
Global Head of Risk

Jack Shapiro

Michael Telesky
Vice President, KA Sales & Account Management

Tricia Vaisvila
Vice President Business Development
RML Specialty Hospital

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