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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

Officers

Chair
Todd A. Mahr, M.D.
Allergist/Immunologist
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

Vice Chair
Position Open

Directors

  • Jim M. Brophy
    Advisor
    North American Partners in Anesthesia
  • Arthur C. Brown
    Academic Dean, Health & Public Services
    Des Moines Area Community College
  • Christopher Cahlamer
    Attorney
    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.
    Professor
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • Reggie Henderson
    Vice President and General Manager
    Telamon Corporation
  • Dustin Hinton
    President & CEO
    UnitedHealthcare
  • Michael Jaeger, M.D.
    Community Volunteer
  • William Kempiners
    Community Volunteer
  • Joy Kleinmaier
    SVP of Strategy & Business Development
    Indiana University Health
  • Kevin Kovitz, M.D.
    Director
    Chicago Chest Center
    Suburban Lung Associations
  • Heidi Larson
    CFO
    Goff Public
  • Audrene Lojovich
    Community Volunteer
  • Lisa McKinney
    Partner
    Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
  • Donna Mosakowski
    Director of Business Development - Anesthesia
    Medline Industries
  • Alan D. Rowe
    Executive Director
    Institutional Effectiveness
    Kirkwood College
  • Ryan Sevcik
    Attorney
    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
  • 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.

Chair
Heidi Larson
Goff Public

Chair-Elect
Mindee Kastelic
Cresa

Executive Director
Missi Arens

Membership

  • Carin Anderson
    Minnesota Wild
  • Ken Bence
    Golden Valley Fire Department
  • Steven Christopher
    U.S. Bank
  • Jim Ehlen, MD
    RespirTech
  • Melissa Fors
    Hazelden Betty Ford
  • Vicki Klasell
    The Wellness Company
  • Susan Kratz
    University of Minnesota
  • Brandon Luhmann
    Rotech
  • Charlene McEvoy, MD
    Health Partners
  • Andrew Mellin, MD
    SureScripts
  • David Mithun, MD
    Mayo Clinic
  • Jennifer Monson
    Holy Grail Creative
  • Lin Nelson
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Matthew Rudberg
    Coram/CVS
  • Craig Schilling, PharmD
    AstraZeneca
  • Paul Wagner
    Hines Corporation
  • Linda Wortman
    LUNG FORCE Hero
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