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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.

Board Chair
Karen Smoot


  • Hugh Church
  • Paul Dow, Fire Chief,
    Albuquerque Fire and Rescue
  • Rich Dowdican
    HME Specialists, LLC
  • Lisa Knigge-Huntsman
    Campus Director
    Pima Medical Institute
  • Denise A Leonardi, MD FAAFP MBA
    Chief Medical Officer
    UHC Community Plan-NM
  • Ed Luna
    Board Member
  • Sean Martinez
    Vice President Commercial Banking
    NewMexico Bank & Trust
  • Cheryl Mitchell
    Administrator, Presbyterian Primary Care
    Presbyterian Healthcare Service
  • Grace McCoskey
    Albuquerque Business First
  • Carly Newlands
    Communications and Marketing Manager
    UNM Medical Group
  • Shawn Parsons
    Board member
    Radiology Associates of Albuquerque, PA
  • Russ Rhoades
  • Larry Rodgers, Chief Executive Officer,
  • Duane Ross
    Medical Director, Truehealth New Mexico
    Board Chair
  • Karen Smoot
  • David Stroud
    Board member
    Studio 23 Events
  • Eugene Sun, MD, VP and Medical Officer,
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Dona Upson, MD
    Veterans Hospital
  • Julie Wilder, PhD
    Sandia National Laboratories, Project Lead
  • 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, Manager Health Promotions
  • Victoria Byrd, Development Coordinator
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