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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.

FY2019 Board of Directors

July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018


Todd A. Mahr, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

Vice Chair
Position Open


  • Jim M. Brophy
    North American Partners in Anesthesia
  • Arthur C. Brown
    Academic Dean, Health & Public Services
    Des Moines Area Community College
  • Christopher Cahlamer
    Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
  • Jeffrey Cahn
    Community Volunteer
  • Michael V. Carstens
    Vice President, Health Products
    Physicians Mutual Insurance Company
  • Malcolm DeCamp, M.D.
    Professor of Surgery
    Chair, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    University of Wisconsin
    School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Rob Goren
    President & CEO
    Delta Dental of Missouri
  • Thomas Gross, M.D.
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • Reggie Henderson
    Vice President and General Manager
    Telamon Corporation
  • Dustin Hinton
    President & CEO
  • Michael Jaeger, M.D.
    Community Volunteer
  • William Kempiners
    Community Volunteer
  • Joy Kleinmaier
    SVP of Strategy & Business Development
    Indiana University Health
  • Kevin Kovitz, M.D.
    Chicago Chest Center
    Suburban Lung Associations
  • Heidi Larson
    Goff Public
  • Audrene Lojovich
    Community Volunteer
  • Lisa McKinney
    Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
  • Donna Mosakowski
    Director of Business Development - Anesthesia
    Medline Industries
  • Alan D. Rowe
    Executive Director
    Institutional Effectiveness
    Kirkwood College
  • Ryan Sevcik
    Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O.
  • Jack Shapiro
    Community Volunteer

Management Team

  • Lewis Bartfield, Executive Vice President, Upper Midwest Region
  • Meghan Miller, SVP of Development
  • Penny Fena, Chief Mission Officer
  • Brian Leibl, SVP of Finance
  • Michael Mark, SVP of HelpLine Services
  • Kristen Young, Executive Director - Greater Chicago
  • Linda Crider, Executive Director - Kansas
  • Greg Voss, Executive Director - Minnesota
  • Angela Wiseman, Executive Director - Missouri
  • Julia McCarville, Executive Director - Nebraska
  • Tanya Husain, Executive Director - Indiana
  • Micki Sandquist, Executive Director - Iowa
  • Linda Witucki, 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.

Lisa Tomlinson
Market President
Bank of Blue Valley

Vice Chair
James M. Brophy
North American Partners in Anesthesia


  • Betsy Allgeyer
    Business by Promotion
  • William Barkman, MD, MSPH, FCCP
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    Center for Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Brandon Bowers, MD
    Critical Care Medicine; Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases
    Advent Health
  • Christina Carter RN BSN CHPN CHPCA
    Executive Director
    Heartland Hospice
  • Peggy Cox
    Marketing Empower Retirement
  • Christy Fischer
  • Tracy Garry
    Head of Client Management and Consulting
    Empower Retirement
  • Edward F. Gilmore
    Architect - Retired
  • D. Charles Hunt, M.P.H.
    Senior Analyst
    Kansas Health Institute
  • Stephanie Isaacson
    President and CEO
    New Horizons Enterprises, LLC
  • Kristen Leathers
    PE, Assoc. DBIA
    Affinis Corporation
  • Erik H. Lund
    Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Mike McKeen
    EPC Real Estate Group
  • Tracy O'Rourke
    Senior Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer
    Stormont Vail Health
  • Jane Peck
    Vice President, Clinical Service Lines
    Saint Luke's Health System
  • Margaret Richards, JD
    Husch Blackwell
  • Gary Salzman, MD, FCCP
    UMKC School of Medicine
  • Sandy Sampson
    Executive Vice President
    Hays Companies
  • Larry Winn III Immediate Past Chair
    Customer Development Strategist
    BHC Rhodes
  • Brian R. Schatz
    Division Vice President, Corporate Integrity
    Chief Compliance Officer
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Travis Siegfried
    Certified Radon
  • Jane B. Taylor, MD, MsCR, FAAP
    Pediatric Pulmonologist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    UMKC School of Medicine
    Children's Mercy - Kansas City
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