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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.

FY2019 Board of Directors

July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

National Board Representative
Larry Blumenthal, M.B.A.
Dignity Health Medical Group
Cave Creek, AZ

Jeff Cellucci, Capital Senior Living Corporation,
Dallas, TX

Jan V. Eyer
Denver, CO

Wendy Lawson MPH, RRT, AE-C
Oklahoma Heart Hospital
Oklahoma City, OK

Craig Litle
Oklahoma City, OK

Lynn Rosenbach, M.D.
Banner Home Care
Scottsdale, AZ

Duane Ross, MD
TrueHealth New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Michael Siler
Practical Strategic Solutions
Salt Lake City, UT

Pete Sabal
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Nevada
Las Vegas, NV

Larry Staples
in2IT Architecture
Las Vegas, NV

Julie Wilder, Ph.D.
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

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

  • Chair
    Lynn Rosenbach
    Banner Home Care
  • Larry Blumenthal
    VP of Finance, Physicion Integration
    Dignity Health
  • Kristen Torres
    Campus Director
    Pima Medical Institute
  • Jeff Garbe
    Director, Clinical Liaison, Health System Alliances
    CVS Health
  • Lanre Kolawole
    Pharmacy District Coordinator
    Fry's Food and Drug Stores
  • David Sanderson, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine
    Emeritus, Mayo Clinic of Arizona
  • Grant Smedley
    Electrical Engineering Services, SRP
  • Karen Cawley
    Select Specialty Hospitals
  • Jane White
    Rehabilitation Services/Director
    Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Charles Farber
    Pharmacy Manager
    CVS Health
  • Marlene Harris
    Vice President, Senior Account Executive
    GBP Risk Solutions
  • Ashleigh Rodriguez
    Banner University Medical Center Tucson
  • Don Awerkamp
    Attorney at Law
    Awerkamp and Bonilla, PLC
  • Alan Barreuther, PharmD.
  • Matt Hountz
    Chik-fil-A at El Con
  • Keith Kaback, MD
  • Patricia Shaffer
    Shaffer Dry Cleaning
  • Amber Porter
    Banner UMC, Phoenix
  • Jesse Eller
    Executive Director, Long Term Care and Medicare
    United HealthCare
  • Leigh Naig
    Director, Norton Thoracic Institute
    Dignity Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Laurence Gross
    Financial Advisor
    Forester’s Financial

Management Team

  • Bill Pfeifer, Executive Vice President, Southwest Region
  • Kelly Smith, Senior Vice President of Programs
  • Laura Zaccardi, Senior Vice President of Human Resources
  • JoAnna Strother, Regional Director of Public Policy

Staff Directory

Arizona Staff

  • Sarah Ambrose, Development Manager
  • Sally Enriquez, Office Assistant
  • Stacey Mortenson, Program Director
  • Candace Alexander, COPD Coalition Manager
  • Brenda Serna, Program Manager - Smoke Free Living Collaborative Program
  • Emily Waldron, Program Manager
  • Gayla Jensen, Program Manager
  • Kristen Lecak, Office Assistant
  • Dawn Preston, Program Manager
  • Rhea Shah, Program Coordinator
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