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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.

Board Chair
Ryan Sevcik
Koley Jessen PC
Attorney, Shareholder

Immediate Past Chair
Ryan Schmidt
Pulmonary Disease-Alpha 1 Specialist Sales


  • Mike Carstens, MAAA, FSA
    Physicians Mugual
    Vice President, Health Products
  • Carrie Valenta, DO
    CHI Health
  • Russell Hopp, DO
    Children’s Hospital/Nebraska Medicine
    Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology clinics at Creighton University Medical Center and at Children's Hospital. Director of Pediatric Allergy at Creighton University School of Medicine and at Children's Hospital. Co-director of specialty clinic in Food Allergy and Food Hypersensitivity Disorders at Children's Hospital
  • Rudy Lackner, MD
    Nebraska Medicine
    Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery
  • Tyler Shovlin
    Select Medical
    Vice President HR
  • Julie Lazure
    Nebraska Medicine
    Vice President, Operations, Acute Care
  • Kathy Nellor
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Manager, Wellness Services
  • Michelle Mapes
    Green Plains, INC
    Executive Vice President, General Council & Corporate Secretary
  • Ann Tanis
    Mutual of Omaha
    Vice President, Sales and Solutions Center
  • Lisa Fuchs
    Methodist College
    Respiratory Therapy Program Director
  • Brian Lodes
    NMC Corporation
  • Bryan Krajicek, MD
    CHI Health
    Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care
  • Sumit Mukherjee, MD
    Methodist Physicians Clinic
    Council Bluffs Pulmonology
  • Chris Hoke
    Sirius Security Solutions
    Managing Director, Security
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