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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
(MI Attorney General's Office)

Jennifer Bazante
Enterprise Vice President
Humana, Inc.

Rick Braun, JD
Collins Einhorn Farrell, PC

Amy Chuang, MD
(Cleveland Clinic)

John Cloud, JD
Rogers & Greenberg, LLP

Tom Farrington
Sr. VP and Chief Information Officer
Perrigo Company

Joan Fowler, PharmD
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
King, Deep & Branaman

Harry Perlstadt, Ph.D., MPH
(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
(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.

Nashville - Leadership Board

Gary Blalack
Retired - Community Volunteer
Retired from GSK- Dir STate Gov Affairs

Sandy Bowles
Community Volunteer
Stage 4 LC Survivor

Sandy Donnell
Retired - Community Volunteer
Community Volunteer

David Forti
Store Manager

Tonya Fuller
Manager, Clinical Education

Christine Hamilton
Program Director Respiratory Care and Health Info.
Tennessee State University

Mallory Higgenbotham
Director of Clinical Education
Volunteer State Community College

Terry Hollis
Head of NFD Training Academy
Nashville Metro Fire Department

Stephen Huff
LC patient/ teacher
Centennial High School

John Lafferty
Financial Planner
Principal Financial Group

Maria Moore
Sr Hospice Care Consultant
Avalon Hospice

Jesse Neely
Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner
TN Department of Correction

Katie Bullington
Store Manager

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