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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.

Southwest 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, 2019

National Board Representative
Larry Blumenthal, M.B.A.
Dignity Health Medical Group
Cave Creek, AZ

Jeff Cellucci, Capital Senior Living Corporation,
Dallas, TX

Jan V. Eyer
Denver, CO

Wendy Lawson MPH, RRT, AE-C
Oklahoma Heart Hospital
Oklahoma City, OK

Craig Litle
Oklahoma City, OK

Lynn Rosenbach, M.D.
Banner Home Care
Scottsdale, AZ

Duane Ross, MD
TrueHealth New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Michael Siler
Practical Strategic Solutions
Salt Lake City, UT

Pete Sabal
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Nevada
Las Vegas, NV

Larry Staples
in2IT Architecture
Las Vegas, NV

Julie Wilder, Ph.D.
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

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.


  • Minta Albietz
    Chief Executive Officer
    Kindred Hospital Flamingo
  • Shelley Berkley
    CEO and Senior Provost
    Touro University Western Division
  • Linn Billingsley
    Vice President of Regional Operations
    Las Vegas Integrated Care Market,Kindred Healthcare Inc.
  • Marilyn Gubler
    Chief Executive Officer
    Gubler/Kelch Enterprises
  • Connie Jones
    Responsible Gaming Strategies
  • Lisa King
    Area VP of National Business Development & Strategy
    Gentiva Health Services, Kindred Healthcare Inc
  • Brian Kleven
    Cheif Financial Officer
    St. Rose Dominican-Sienna Campus
  • Kelly LeGrow
    Vice President
    Brown and Brown Insurance of Nevada, Inc.
  • Art Little
    Professor-Cardiorespiratory Sciences Program
    College of Southern Nevada
  • Ryan Moon
    Chief Operating Officer
    Henderson Hospital
  • Mike Murphy
    President and General Manager
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Nevada
  • Patti Peterson
    Senior Financial Advisor
    Desert Crest Financial
  • Pete Sabal
    Regional Vice President
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Nevada
  • Mike Sexton
    Business Banking Manager
    Wells Fargo Bank
  • Steve Shell
    Chief Executive Officer
    Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
  • Larry Staples
    in2IT Architecture
  • Brent Wright
    Chief Executive Officer
    Wright Engineers

Management Team

  • Bill Pfeifer, Executive Vice President, Southwest Region
  • Kelly Smith, Senior Vice President of Programs
  • Laura Zaccardi, Senior Vice President of Human Resources
  • JoAnna Strother, Regional Director of Public Policy

Staff Directory

Las Vegas Staff

  • Kristina Crawford, Executive Director
  • Will Rucker, Division Director | Health Promotion | Western
  • Shannon Proctor, Director of Development
  • Sherry Alexis, Development Coordinator
  • Kimberly Rogers, GPC, Manager | Health Promotions | Nevada
  • Michele Vogan, Administrative Assistant
  • Jesse Thornock, Development Intern
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