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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.

Board of Directors

Larry Blumenthal, M.B.A.
Vice President of Finance for Physician Integration
Dignity Health

Jeff Cellucci
VP of Operations
Capital Senior Living

Jan Eyer
Senior Vice President of Field Operations
United Healthgroup/Optum

Wendy Lawson
System Director of Respiratory Therapy, Radiology, and Sleep Center
Oklahoma Heart Hospital

Craig Litle
Mortgage Loan Officer

Lynn Rosenbach
VP, Post Acute Services & CEO, Banner Home Care and Hospice
Banner Home Care

Duane Ross
Medical Director
Evolent Health

Pete Sabal
RVP, Provider Solutions
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Michael Siler
Practical Strategic Solutions

Grant Smedley
Director, Power Delivery Engineering

Larry Staples
in2IT Architecture

Julie Wilder, Ph.D.
Project Lead
Sandia National Laboratories

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.


Patrick Baldonado

Hugh Church
Community Volunteer

Rich Dowdican
HME Specialists

Lisa Knigge-Huntsman
Community Volunteer

Denise A Leonardi, MBA
Chief Medical Officer
UHC Community Plan-NM

Ed Luna
CVS Store Manger

Sean Martinez
Vice President Commercial Banking
New Mexico Bank & Trust

Grace McCoskey
Senior Accounts Manager
Albuquerque Journal

Cheryl Mitchell
Presbyterian Primary Care

Carly Newlands
Communications and Marketing Manager
UNM Medical Group

Shawn Parsons
Strategy & Business Development Manager
Radiology Associates of Albuquerque, PA

Russ Rhoades
Community Volunteer
Retired PNM

Duane Ross, MD
Medical Director,Government Programs
True Health New Mexico

Karen Smoot
Community Volunteer

David Stroud
Director of Operations
OneCentral Albuquerque

Dona Upson, MD
Veterans Hospital

Julie Wilder, PhD
Project Lead
Sandia National Laboratories

Eileen Wisler

If you are interested in serving as a New Mexico Board Member, please contact Terry Huertaz.

Management Team

  • Tammy Rocker, Division Vice President of Development, Southwest
  • Kelly Smith, Division Vice President of Health Promotions, Southwest
  • Stacey Mortenson, Division Director, Health Promotions, Southwest
  • Laura Zaccardi, National Manager of Human Resources

Staff Directory

New Mexico Staff

  • Terry Huertaz, Executive Director
  • Kathy Moseley, Director Health Promotions
  • Rebecca Padilla, National Manager Tobacco Programs
  • Victoria Byrd, Development Coordinator
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