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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.

Board of Directors

Larry Blumenthal, M.B.A.
Vice President of Finance for Physician Integration
Dignity Health

Jeff Cellucci
VP of Operations
Capital Senior Living

Jan Eyer
Senior Vice President of Field Operations
United Healthgroup/Optum

Wendy Lawson
System Director of Respiratory Therapy, Radiology, and Sleep Center
Oklahoma Heart Hospital

Craig Litle
Mortgage Loan Officer

Lynn Rosenbach
VP, Post Acute Services & CEO, Banner Home Care and Hospice
Banner Home Care

Duane Ross
Medical Director
Evolent Health

Pete Sabal
RVP, Provider Solutions
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Michael Siler
Practical Strategic Solutions

Grant Smedley
Director, Power Delivery Engineering

Larry Staples
in2IT Architecture

Julie Wilder, Ph.D.
Project Lead
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Dallas - Local Leadership Board

Jeffrey Cellucci
Regional VP
Capital Senior Living

Lara Cline RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Cantex Continuing Care Network

Shellie Croy
Vice President

Altaf Farooqi
Regional Director
CVS Health

Gerald Hendrik
Financial advisor
International Capital Management Corp

Kyron J. Kooken
Kindred Hospital Dallas Central

James Mendez , MBA
Medical City Plano & Medical City Frisco

David Mikula
Access Physicians

Mindi Norris
VP Marketing
Norris Family Law

Jerry Padilla
Regional Director
CVS Health

David Schussel
Community Volunteer

Gary Schwartz, MD
Thoracic Surgeon
Baylor University Medical Center

Scott Stanley
Flight Attendant
American Airlines

Pete Stickney
Body Machine Fitness/Varro Hospitality

Rebecca Wooters
Managing Director

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

Houston - Local Leadership Board

Jennifer Cofer
Director, End Tobacco Program
MD Anderson

Lee Daniels
White Rhino Financial

Howard Huang
Transplant Pulmonologist
Houston Methodist Hospital

Jared Jacox
Breathing Center of Houston

Matthew Kelly
Memorial Hermann Hospital Greater Heights

Stephanie Madrid
District President
Kindred Healthcare

Wendy Nguyen

Laura Rodriguez
Kindred Heights Hospital

Clint Schexnayder
General Counsel
Sparkstone Cap

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

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


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
  • James Howes, Administrative Assistant

Houston Staff

  • Carol Martin, Director of Health Promotions
  • Katie Jones, Executive Director
  • Michelle Sampson, Development Manager
  • Candice Watkins, Administrative Assistant

San Antonio/Austin Staff

  • Robbie Moore, Region-wide Administrative Assistant
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