Our Regional Board and Regional Management Team lead us in our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Upper Midwest 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.
FY2020 Board of Directors
July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
H. William Barkman, MD, MSPH, FCCP
University of Kansas Medical Center
North American Partners in Anesthesia
Academic Dean, Health and Public Services
Des Moines Area Community College
Godfrey & Kahn, SC
Vice President, Health Products
Physicians Mutual Insurance Company
Malcolm DeCamp, MD
Professor of Surgery and Chair, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
President & CEO
Delta Dental of Missouri
Thomas Gross, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Vice President and General Manager
President & CEO
Michael Jaeger, MD
RETIRED - Medical Director
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
SVP of Strategy and Business Development
Indian University Health
Kevin Kovitz, MD
Chicago Chest Center, Suburban Lung Associations
Todd Mahr, MD
Allergist/Immunologist, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Director of Business Development-Anesthesia
Sr. Vice President, Financial Operations
- Lewis Bartfield, Chief Division Officer | West
- Meghan Miller, Division Senior Vice President | Development | Western
- Kristen Young, Executive Director - Greater Chicago
- Linda Crider, Executive Director - Kansas
- Missi Arens, Executive Director - Minnesota
- Brett Schuette, Executive Director - Missouri
- Julia McCarville, Executive Director - Nebraska
- Tanya Husain, Executive Director - Indiana
- Micki Sandquist, Executive Director - Iowa
- Megan Cordova, Executive Director - Wisconsin
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.
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Managing Director/Senior Portfolio Manager
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Executive Vice President
Husch Blackwell LLP
Sheila Gansemer, RN, BSN, MS
Vice President Patient Care Services/CNO
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Franklin
Nezih Hasanoglu, Jr.
Vice President of Business Development
UnitedHealthcare - Wisconsin and Michigan
Milwaukee Fire Department
Todd Mahr, MD
Allergist/Immunologist & Pediatrician
President & GM, WI Commercial Plan
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Boelter & Lincoln
Senior Vice President Service Lines & Network Development
Sourcing Manager & Business Unit Counsel
Hydrite Chemical Co.
Ascension-Reiman Cancer Center
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
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