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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.

Mountain Pacific 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.

FY17 Board of Directors

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

John Coefield
Montana

Chair-Elect
Mike Fenello
Idaho

Chair
Patty Ginsburg
Alaska

Secretary
Anne Etter
Washington

Virginia Hall
Oregon

Julie Hasquet
Alaska

Don Lojek, Esq.
Idaho

Robert Merchant, MD
Montana

Robert (Tad) Seder
Washington

Steve Wilson
Hawai'i

Treasurer
Sterling Yee
Hawai'i

Past Chair
Ted Zurcher
Oregon

Management Team

  • Allison Hickey, Executive Vice President, Mountain Pacific Region
  • Tony Peterson, Regional Finance Director
  • Beverly Stewart, Vice President, Health Initiatives
  • Carrie Nyssen, Vice President, Advocacy and Air Quality

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.

Leadership Council

Chair
Carol Brown

Gavin Amato
Vice President, Baird Private Wealth Management

Karen Costello
WebMD

Dean Derek
Derek Engineering Services

Tawny Friedman

John Handy, MD
Pulmonologist, Providence Cancer Center

Chad Harder

Lisa Hill

Jeanna Hunt, MHA, RRT, CPFT
Director of Clinical Education - Allied Health Division, Mount Hood Community College

Victor Jackson
Chief Executive Officer, Vibra Specialty Hospital of Portland

Kathy Landers
State Farm Agent

Rich Mularski, MD – OTS President
Pulmonologist, Kaiser Permanente

Alex Poe
Senior Manager – Expatriate Services, KBF

Bodie Shaw

Kathy Thurow, MBA, RRT-ACCS

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