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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 Chair
Chris Haworth
Associate Vice President, Revenue Requirements – Denver, CO
Xcel Energy

Vice Chair and An Affair for Air Gala Co-Chair
Courtney Hutchison
Senior Vice President, Denver Practice Header

Southwest Region Board Representative
Jan V. Eyer
West Regional Vice President, Complex Care Management

An Affair for Air Gala Co-Chair
Cindy George
American Medical Sales and Repairs

Fight for Air Climb Chair
Stacy Ohlsson
Retired Teacher
Cherry Creek School District

Run the Rocks Co-Chair
Scott Yenzer
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development Services
Blackeagle Energy

Run The Rock Co-Chair
Darren Johnston
UHG Consulting

Lung Force Walk Chair
Guillermo Mazier
Business Development
Atlas Advertising

At Large Members

  • John Brackney,
    Director of Public Policy and Community Engagement
  • Robert Keith,
    Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine
    Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC / UC Denver
  • Marc Lemon,
    Executive Director - Colorado Market
    Kindred Healthcare
  • Benjamin V. Miller,
    Regional Vice President of Sales and Account Management
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado
  • Derek Strader,
    Regional Director - Cardiopulmonary Services
    Banner Health
  • Allen Wentworth,
  • Tiel Lundy,
    Instructor of Film and Media Studies
    University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Douglas A. Nathan,
    Alcazar Financial Group
  • Melissa Van Deventer,
    Business Development Manager
    J2T Flex
  • Kristine Strain,
    Assistant News Director

Management Team

  • 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

Colorado Staff

  • Ellen Penrod, Executive Director
  • Katharine George, Development Director
  • Leanne Maciel, Development Manager
  • Valerie Steinmetz, Health Promotions Coordinator
  • Tom van Zijst, Administrative Assistant
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