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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.

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
Director
University of Kansas Medical Center

Jim Brophy
Advisor
North American Partners in Anesthesia

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

Christopher Cahlamer
Attorney
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
Professor
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Reggie Henderson
Vice President and General Manager
Telamon Corporation

Dustin Hinton
President & CEO
UnitedHealthcare

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
Director
Chicago Chest Center, Suburban Lung Associations

Heidi Larson
CFO
Goff Public

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

Lisa McKinney
Partner
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Donna Mosakowski
Director of Business Development-Anesthesia
Medline Industries

Chris Scaglione
Sr. Vice President, Financial Operations
TierPoint

Ryan Sevcik
Attorney

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.

Debra Albert
CNO, VP Patient Care Services
University of Chicago Medicine

Thomas Andreesen
Managing Director
Protiviti

Heidi Azulay
Partner
DLA Piper

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

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

Richard Cerceo
CEO, Kindred North Hospital
Kindred Healthcare

Lela Cirjakovic
Senior Vice President
Waterton Residential

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

Brian Groskopf
Director of Marketing, Americas
Aerogen

Frank Keldermans
Partner
Holland & Knight

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

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

Herb Seitz
Sr. VP, Head of Model Strategy & Data Analytics
Northern Trust

Jack Shapiro
Retired

Michael Telesky
Vice President, KA Sales & Account Management
UnitedHealthcare

Tricia Vaisvila
Vice President Business Development
RML Specialty Hospital

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