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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.

Midland States Regional Board

FY2020 Board of Directors

July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

Rebecca Baker, BSN, RN
Chief Clinical Officer
Utilize Health

David Balas, JD
Retired
(MI Attorney General's Office)

Jennifer Bazante
Enterprise Vice President
Humana, Inc.

Rick Braun, JD
Attorney
Collins Einhorn Farrell, PC

Amy Chuang, MD
Retired
(Cleveland Clinic)

John Cloud, JD
Attorney
Rogers & Greenberg, LLP

Tom Farrington
Sr. VP and Chief Information Officer
Perrigo Company

Joan Fowler, PharmD
President/Owner
Creative Educational Concepts, Inc.

Kelly Hamilton, CPA
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
OSU Health Plan - Ohio State University

Pete Kalmey
Executive Vice President & President Hospital Division
Kindred Healthcare, Inc.

Sumita Khatri, MD, MS
Co-Director Asthma Center
Cleveland Clinic

Leslie Newman, JD
Attorney
King, Deep & Branaman

Harry Perlstadt, Ph.D., MPH
Retired
(Michigan State Univ.)

Elsira Pina, DO
Professor of Medicine
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Therese Smith, RN, MPA, CCM
RN/Case Manager
University of Michigan

Leticia Towns, MSHA, FACHE
Senior Vice-President
Regional One Health

LaVerne Yousey, MSTE
Retired
(University of Akron)

Cathy Zion
President and Publisher
Zion Publications, LLC

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.

Cincinnati - Leadership Board

Adrian Anderson
Practice Manager-Pulmonology
Mercy Health

Jennifer Bishop
Mercy Health
Prosecutor's Office

John Cloud
Attorney at Law
Rogers & Greenberg L.L.P.

Teresa Gagnon
Child Abuse Prevention Specialist
Great Miami Valley YMCA

Ruth Hill
Senior Executive Sales Representative
Glaxo Smith Kline

Michele Kenner
Assistant Vice President, Physician Services & Engagement
St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Patrice Ligon
Branch Manager
US Bank

Jonathan Mandas
Financial Planner
Skylight Financial Group

Elizabeth Mason
Clinical Manager/Special Care Nursery
The Christ Hospital Health Network

Elsira Pina, M.D.
Doctor-Pulmonology
UC Health

Christina Scalo
Manager-Tax
KPMG, LLP

Chris Schmidt
Business Owner
2CR Solutions, Ltd.

Paul Sisk
Amazon

Kathleen Zabbatino
Registered Nurse-Retired
CHCA-Armleder School

Cleveland - Leadership Board

Amy Chuang
Community Volunteer

Jay Kaufman
Owner
Brothers Printing

Sumita Khatri, M.D.
Doctor
Cleveland Clinic

Andrew Moses
Attorney
Sherwin Williams

Christie Ollerton
Community Volunteer

Doug Orens
Community Volunteer

Jose Ramos
Pulmonary Function Lab Manager
Cleveland Clinic

Helen Spencer
Retired

Dan Sutton
Regional Vice President--Hillcrest
Cleveland Clinic

James Tusoch
Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch

Diane Winfrey
Community Volunteer

LaVerne Yousey
Community Volunteer

Columbus - Leadership Board

Robert Braun
Professor
Otterbein University

Molly Brewer
Journalist/TV Personality
WBNS 10TV

Jennifer Bushby
Marketing
The Kitchen

Linda Diamond
Retired
Tobacco Free Delaware

Blake Greenstein
Marketing
JPMorgan Chase

Cindy Groeniger
Personal Assistant
Self-Employed

Kelly Hamilton
CEO- Health Plans
The Ohio State University

Pete Johnston
Marketing and Logistics
Ashland Chemical

Misty Kent
Customer Service
Ashland Chemical

Melissa O’Harra
Process Improvement Specialist
Ashland Chemical

Rian Valentine
Mrs. Midland States
Captivating Pagents

Sarah Varekojis
PhD, RRT PhD
The Ohio State University

Brooke White
Air Quality Expert
MORPC

Gina Wilt
Advocacy Director
COHHIO

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