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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.

John Brackney
Director of Strategic Community and Public Policy Engagement

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

Cindy George
Director, Marketing and Sales
American Medical Sales and Repair

Chris Haworth
Associate Vice President, Revenue Requirements
Xcel Energy

Courtney Hutchison
Senior Vice President and Local Practice Leader
Aon Denver

Rick Hurley
Managing Partner
Heirloom Wealth Management

Robert Keith
Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine/ECHCS

Marc Lemon
Executive Director - Colorado
Kindred Healthcare

Benjamin Miller
Vice President Account Management
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Douglas Nathan
Alcazar Financial Group

Stacy Ohlsson
Community Volunteer - Retired

Anya Stinton
Executive Assistant to the office of Darryl Traweek
RBC Wealth Management

Derek Strader
Chief Operating Officer
Banner Health (Northern Colorado)

Kristine Strain
News Director

Melissa Van Deventer
Business Development Manager
J2T Recruiting

Allen Wentworth
Advocacy Chair - Retired

Scott Yenzer
Superior Solutions International

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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