AARC Election 2019

Meet the Candidates for AARC Election 2019

All Active and Life members of the American Association for Respiratory Care may vote online for 2019 officer, director, and the specialty section chair* positions.

* NOTE – Only specialty section members may vote for specialty section chairs.

Because the voting system validates your AARC membership, you can only vote by clicking on the link in the email you receive. If you did not receive an email and believe you are eligible to vote, please do the following:

  • Wait until you receive a weekly reminder email, or
  • Write to Tim Myers and request that the emailed invitation to vote be sent to you.
  • Check your spam/junk mail folder. These emails sometimes end up in your spam folder based on your settings or those of your email software. This seems to be a problem with Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and some institutions with tight firewalls. If you find your invitation email in you spam folder, the link will probably be disabled so you will need to move the email back into your inbox and the links should work.

Eligible AARC members will receive an email invitation to vote on Oct. 1 near midnight. Voting polls will close on Oct. 31 at 11:59 pm CDT.

A biographical sketch about each candidate and their answers to questions posed by the AARC Elections Committee are available below.

Vice President — External

Timothy Op’t HoltTimothy Op’t Holt, EdD, RRT, FAARC
University of South Alabama Professor

Vice President — External

Sheri TooleySheri Tooley, BSRT, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC
Rochester General Hospital
Supervisor, Respiratory Care Education
Adjunct Faculty, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Vice President — Internal

Cheryl HoerrCheryl Hoerr, MBA, RRT, FAARC
Phelps County Regional Medical Center
Director, Respiratory Services

Vice President — Internal

Lisa TrujilloLisa Trujillo, DHSc, RRT
University of Kansas Medical Center
Program Director/Associate Professor
Department of Respiratory Care and Diagnostic Sciences

Secretary/
Treasurer

Lynda GoodfellowLynda Goodfellow, EdD, RRT, FAARC
Georgia State University
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Secretary/
Treasurer

Gary WickmanGary Wickman, MSRC, RRT, FAARC
Seattle Central College
Faculty

Post-Acute Care
Chair

Adam MullalyAdam Mullaly, BSRT, RRT, AE-C
Bryn Mawr Hospital — Main Line Health
COPD Navigator

Neonatal/Pediatrics
Chair

Bradley KuchBradley Kuch, MHA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Director, Respiratory Care Services and Transport

Sleep
Chair

Jessica SchwellerJessica Schweller, MS, RRT, RRT-SDS, APRN-CNP
The Ohio State University Lung and Sleep Center
Sleep Nurse Practitioner

Director-at-Large

Dana EvansDana Evans, MHA, RRT, RRT-NPS
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Director, Respiratory Care

Director-at-Large

Jacklyn GrimballJacklyn Grimball, MA, RRT, FAARC
BlueChoice HealthPlan BCBS of South Carolina
Disease Management Supervisor

Director-at-Large

John LindseyJohn Lindsey, MEd, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Southeast Arkansas College
Respiratory Care Program Director, Clinical Education

Director-at-Large

Curt MerrimanCurt Merriman, BA, RRT, CPFT
CORE Staffing & rtNOW Telehealth
Chief Sales Officer

Director-at-Large

Raymond PisaniRaymond Pisani, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, FAARC
Teche Regional Medical Center
Louisiana Market Director Respiratory Services

Director-at-Large

Debra SkeesDebra Skees, MBA, RRT, CPFT
Mercy Hospital — Allina Hospitals and Clinics
Manager

Director-at-Large

Pattie PolakowPattie Polakow, BS, RRT
Bozeman Deaconess Healthcare
Respiratory Therapy Manager

Director-at-Large

Kari WoodruffKari Woodruff, BSRC, RRT, RRT- NPS, FAARC
Bunnell, Inc.
Clinical Specialist