This website uses cookies. By continuing you are agreeing to our privacy policy.

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.

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

Tom Andreesen
Managing Director
Protivi Inc.

H. William Barkman, MD, MSPH, FCCP
University of Kansas Medical Center

Jim Brophy
North American Partners in Anesthesia

Arthur Brown
Academic Dean, Health and Public Services
Des Moines Area Community College

Christopher Cahlamer
Godfrey & Kahn, SC

Michael Carstens
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

Rob Goren
President & CEO
Delta Dental of Missouri

Thomas Gross, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Reggie Henderson
Vice President and General Manager
Telamon Corporation

Dustin Hinton
President & CEO

Michael Jaeger, MD
RETIRED - Medical Director
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield

William Kempiners
Community Volunteer

Joy Kleinmaier
SVP of Strategy and Business Development
Indian University Health

Kevin Kovitz, MD
Chicago Chest Center, Suburban Lung Associations

Heidi Larson
Goff Public

Todd Mahr, MD
Allergist/Immunologist, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

Lisa McKinney
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Donna Mosakowski
Director of Business Development-Anesthesia
Medline Industries

Chris Scaglione
Sr. Vice President, Financial Operations

Ryan Sevcik

Koley Jessen

Management Team

  • 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.

Christopher Cahlamer
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Sharon deGuzman
Managing Director/Senior Portfolio Manager
Robert W. Baird & Co.

John Dirkse
Executive Vice President
Aegis Corporation

John Emanuel
RETIRED- Partner
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
M3 Insurance

Dustin Hinton
UnitedHealthcare - Wisconsin and Michigan

Aaron Lipski
Assistant Chief
Milwaukee Fire Department

Todd Mahr, MD
Allergist/Immunologist & Pediatrician
Gundersen Lutheran

Linda Newberry-Ferguson

Paul Nobile
President & GM, WI Commercial Plan
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Shannon Novotny
Account Director
Boelter & Lincoln

Penny Schilz

Dean Thomas
Senior Vice President Service Lines & Network Development
Froedtert Health

John Richter
Sourcing Manager & Business Unit Counsel
Hydrite Chemical Co.

Lindsey Simpson
Radiation Oncology
Ascension-Reiman Cancer Center

Franco Spraggins
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Red button with telephone
Ask An Expert

Questions about your lung health? Need help finding healthcare? Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

Get help
Red button of two hand prints
We need your generous support

Make a difference by delivering research, education and advocacy to those impacted by lung disease.

Button of turquoise LUNG FORCE swirl

LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together in the fight against lung cancer.

Get involved
Join the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
Donate Now.