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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
OptumCare
Denver, CO

Wendy Lawson MPH, RRT, AE-C
Oklahoma Heart Hospital
Oklahoma City, OK

Chair
Craig Litle
BancFirst
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.

Jeffrey Cellucci - Chair
Capital Senior Living

Meredith Cox
Community Volunteer

Shellie Croy
RHSB

Kyron J. Kooken , MBA, MS, CCC-SLP
Kindred Hospital Dallas Central

James Mendez , MBA
Medical City Plano & Medical City Frisco

David M. Mikula
Access Physicians

Mindi Norris
Norris Family Law

Gary Schwartz, MD
Baylor University Medical Center

David Schussel
Community Volunteer

Tom Silva
Community Volunteer

Scott Stanley
American Airlines

Austyn Vietor
Premier Cancer Center

Rebecca Wooters
Citigroup

If you are interested in serving on the Dallas Leadership Board, please contact Holly Motteram, [email protected]

Houston Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Larry Brown
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital

Dr. Marianna Sockrider
Texas Children's Hospital

Dr. Nicola Hanania
Texas Children's Hospital

Dr. Susan Pacheco
University of Texas Health Science Center

Dr. David Sugarbaker
Lung Institute

If you are interested in serving on the Houston Leadership Board, please contact Katie Jones, [email protected]

Management Team

  • Bill Pfeifer, Executive Vice President, Southwest Region
  • Kelly Smith, Senior Vice President of Programs
  • Laura Zaccardi, Senior Vice President of Human Resources
  • JoAnna Strother, Regional Director of Public Policy

Staff Directory

Dallas Staff

  • Holly Motteram, Executive Director
  • Dolores Johnson, Development Manager
  • Angela Brunkhardt, RRT,BS, Manager, Enhancing COPD Program Outreach QI
  • Abdul-Kabir Karim, MPH, CHES, Program Manager
  • Natasha Jahani BS, Manager, Enhancing COPD Program Outreach
  • Juana Diaz, Administrative Assistant

Houston Staff

  • Dr. Rubina Abrol, M.D., Program Manager
  • Katie Jones, Executive Director
  • Alexandra Rivera, Office Assistant
  • Michelle Sampson, Development Manager

San Antonio/Austin Staff

  • Robbie Moore, Region-wide Administrative Assistant
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