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Local Leadership

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

Southwest 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.

Board of Directors

Larry Blumenthal, M.B.A.
Vice President of Finance for Physician Integration
Dignity Health

Jeff Cellucci
VP of Operations
Capital Senior Living

Jan Eyer
Senior Vice President of Field Operations
United Healthgroup/Optum

Wendy Lawson
System Director of Respiratory Therapy, Radiology, and Sleep Center
Oklahoma Heart Hospital

Craig Litle
Mortgage Loan Officer

Lynn Rosenbach
VP, Post Acute Services & CEO, Banner Home Care and Hospice
Banner Home Care

Duane Ross
Medical Director
Evolent Health

Pete Sabal
RVP, Provider Solutions
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Michael Siler
Practical Strategic Solutions

Grant Smedley
Director, Power Delivery Engineering

Larry Staples
in2IT Architecture

Julie Wilder, Ph.D.
Project Lead
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Board Members

Larry Blumenthal, MBA
System VP of Finance/CFO, Physician Enterprise
Common Spirit Health

Jesse Eller
Executive Director Complex Care
United HealthCare Community Plan

Jeff Garbe
Senior Director, Health System Alliances
CVS Health

Gregg Laridis
Account Executive
Swire Coco-Cola

Leigh Naig
Norton Thoracic Institute

David Sanderson, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Emeritus, Mayo Clinic of Arizona

Grant Smedley
Director, Power Delivery Engineering

Jane White
Vice President – Oncology Patient Services
Cancer Treatment Centers of America®

Management Team

  • Kathleen Rubi, Executive Director; Southwest
  • Tammy Rocker, Division Vice President of Development, Southwest
  • Kelly Smith, Division Vice President of Health Promotions, Southwest
  • Stacey Mortenson, Division Director, Health Promotions, Southwest
  • Laura Zaccardi, National Manager of Human Resources

Staff Directory

Arizona Staff

JoAnna Strother, Director of Advocacy
Candace Alexander, Director, Health Promotions
Debi Holloway, Director, Smoke Free Living Collaborative Program
Joni Jones, Development Manager
Tina Carmelo, Office Manager
Annissa Biggane, Manager, Smoke Free Living Collaborative Program
Vanessa Eugenio, Specialist, Smoke Free Living Collaborative Program
Amanda Sturm, Specialist, Smoke Free Living Collaborative Program
Danielle Bowen-Weiszmann, Specialist, Smoke Free Living Collaborative Program

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