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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, Executive Vice President, Upper Midwest Region
  • Meghan Miller, SVP of Development
  • Brian Leibl, SVP of Finance
  • Michael Mark, SVP of HelpLine Services
  • 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.

Carin Anderson
Vice President, Corporate Partnerships
MN Wild

Ken Bence
Battalion Chief
Golden Valley Fire Department

Steven Christopher
SVP, Business Information Officer
US Bank

Melissa Fors
Executive Director, Marketing
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Mindee Kastelic
Vice President, Corporate Solutions
Cresa

Vicki Klasell, RN
Owner
The Wellness Group

Susan Kratz
Academic Health Center Counsel
University of Minnesota

Heidi Larson
Chief Financial Officer/Principal
Goff Public

Brandon Luhmann
Territory Manager
Rotech

Charlene McEvoy
MD - Pulmonology
HealthPartners

Andrew Mellin, MD
VP, Medical Informatics Physician
SureScripts

David Midthun, MD
Pulmonologist, Mayo
Mayo Clinic

Lin Nelson
Director of Legislative Affairs/Chief Lobbyist
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Matthew Rudberg
Regional Sales Manager
Coram/CVS

Craig Schilling
Health Outcomes Director
Astrazeneca

Paul Wagner
Assistant Property Manager
Hines Corporation

Linda Wortman
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