CHICAGO, IL | July 18, 2022
Today, the American Lung Association announced its 2022-2023 national board of directors and officers. The volunteer board, which was elected on June 25 at the national board meeting in Chicago, provides management and governance in support of the Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
“This year’s directors have extensive experience in many areas, including medical, legal, financial and philanthropic sectors, so we are proud to have these individuals help lead our organization’s critical work to end the burden of lung disease in the U.S.,” said Harold Wimmer, national president and CEO of the Lung Association. “In the last year, the Lung Association took big steps in achieving our mission, including funding $12.6 million in lung disease research grants, working to increase access to lifesaving lung cancer screening, advancing critical tobacco control measures, and educating millions of Americans about COVID-19. Under the leadership of our new Chair, Cheryl Calhoun, and our other fantastic board members, we are eager to further expand this work and save more lives.”
Cheryl Calhoun, CPA, MBA, Managing Director, CBIZ MHM, LLC, will serve her first year as the chair of the organization’s national board of directors beginning July 1, 2022. Additional new officer appointments include Sumita Khatri, M.D., M.S., Director of the Asthma Center at Cleveland Clinic, as chair-elect; Michael Carstens, Vice President, Health Products, for Physicians Mutual Insurance Co., as Secretary/Treasurer; Johnny Smith, Jr., MA, Vice President of Marketing Services for Encompass Health, as vice chair—mission programs; and Steve O’Kane, healthcare consultant, as Immediate Past Chair.
Additionally, the Lung Association welcomes new board members, Felix Aguilar, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of CSC Health in Los Angeles, CA and Wendy Lawson, MPH, RRT, Founder and CEO of Exhale in Oklahoma City, OK.
The 2022-2023 American Lung Association National Board of Directors:
- Felix Aguilar, MD, MPH
- Rabih I. Bechara, MD, FCCP
- Cheryl A. Calhoun, CPA, MBA
- Michael V. Carstens
- Anne E. Dixon, MD
- David G. Hill, MD
- Mark C. Johnson, CFA, MBA
- Sumita B. Khatri, MD, MS
- Wendy Lawson, MPH, RRT
- Colleen M. McIntosh, JD, LLM
- Sean R. Muldoon, MD, MPH, FCCP
- Joe Ochipinti
- Stephen O’Kane
- Jonathon K. Rosen
- Johnny A. Smith, Jr., MA
- Victor Waters, MD, JD, FCLM
- Sterling QL Yee, MBA
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events.
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