Local Medical, Business Leaders Elected to Lung Association Board

New board members largely represent Black community

Today, the American Lung Association in Ohio announced four new members of their Local Leadership Board of Directors.

The new elected members are:

  • Courtney J. White, RRT, Respiratory Therapist at OhioHealth
  • Jackiethia Louise Saunders-Butsch, Emergency Medicine Technician at The Ohio State University Medical Wexner Center
  • Katina Fitch, M.Ed., Accountant at Columbus State Community College
  • Kevin Anthony Carter, Account Representative at NBC4

Full bios and headshots are available upon request.

The Lung Association’s Local Leadership Board of Directors, which has 13 members, help lead the organization in their mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The purpose of the Board to is raise the Lung Association’s profile in the community, advocate for lung health, and increase resources to fund local programs and services. Board members impact the work of the Association’s programs and services, public policy, research, and revenue generation.

“Courtney, Jackiethia, Katina and Kevin are incredible assets to our local work at the Lung Association. Their insight and experience are critical to helping us serve all communities,” said Brittany Sinzinger, Senior Manager for the Lung Association. “Thank you to the service of these individuals, we are helping Columbus residents breathe a little easier and our leadership is more representative of all communities.”

The Lung Association in Ohio conducts much of its work through fundraisers throughout the year. Their expecting to move their biggest event of the year, the Fight For Air Climb, into an outdoor venue. The event raises more than $125,000 annually. Additionally, the organization hosts the LUNG FORCE Gala, and conducts local programming that includes: Better Breather’s Clubs, education on vaping, tobacco, and lung disease. Learn more about local educational and fundraising events at Lung.org.

For more information about these board members or to request an interview, contact James A. Martinez at the American Lung Association at [email protected] or 312-445-2501.

For more information, contact:

James A. Martinez
(312) 445-2501
[email protected]

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