AARC Fellows

2015 AARC Fellows2016 AARC Fellows

Established in 1998, the AARC Fellowship Program brings recognition to AARC Members who have reached a level of distinction in the professional practice of respiratory care. Each year stellar professionals will be chosen from among the AARC membership to become AARC Fellows. The following individuals have exemplified the qualities of true professionals and the Association is honored to have inducted them into this program.

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2016 AARC Fellows

Mohammed Al Ahmari, PhD, RRT CTTS, FAARC
R. Kevin Fischer, BS, RRT, FAARC
Gene Gantt, RRT, FAARC
Russell Eli Graham, BSRC, RRT, CPFT, FAARC
Albert J. Heuer, PhD, MBA, RRT, RPFT, FAARC
Fred Hill, MA, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Christy Kane, PhD, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Chuck Menders, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC
Matthew J. O’Brien, MS, RRT, RPFT, FAARC
Diane R. Oldfather, MHEd, RRT, FAARC
David M. Wheeler, M.Ed, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Kari Woodruff, BSRC, RRT-NPS, FAARC

2015 AARC Fellows

Jeanette M Asselin, MS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
John T. Gallagher, MPH, RRT-NPS, FAARC
John R. Goodman BS, RRT, FAARC
Jeffrey M. Haynes RRT RPFT, FAARC
Diana Merendino, DPT, RRT-NPS, RPFT, FAARC
Kenneth Miller MEd, RRT-ACCS, NPS, AE-C, FAARC
Connie Paladenech, RRT, RCP, FAARC
Thomas F. Paolillo RRT-NPS, FAARC
Joseph G. Sorbello, MSEd, RT, RRT, FAARC
Sarah M Varekojis, PhD, RRT, RCP, FAARC
Richard Wettstein, MMEd, RRT, FAARC
Gary C. White, M.Ed., RRT, RPFT, FAARC
Carolyn A. Williams, BS, RRT, FAARC

2014 AARC Fellows

Gene Andrews, BS, RRT, FAARC
Floyd E. Boyer, BS, RRT, RCP, FAARC
Eileen Censullo, MBA, RRT, FAARC
Sue Ciarlariello, MBA, RRT-NPS, CMTE, RCP, FAARC
Joe Dwan, MSEd, RRT-ACCS-NPS-CPFT-SDS, RPSGT, FAARC
Michael Scott Gibbons, BS, RRT, NRP, FAARC
Denise M. Johnson, RRT, MA, FAARC
Shane Keene, DHSc, RRT-NPS, CPFT, RPSGT, FAARC
Lon W. Keim, MD, FACP, FACCP, FAARC
Raymond Pisani, BS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Douglas M. Pursley, M.Ed., RRT-ACCS, FAARC
Jenni L. Raake, RRT-NPS, FAARC
John Rutkowski, MBA, MPA, RRT, FAARC
Jonathan Brady Scott, MS, RRT-ACCS, FAARC
Georgianna G. Sergakis, PhD, RRT, FAARC
Carl W. Willoughby, RRT, RCP, FAARC

2013 AARC Fellows

Edward Conway, BBA, RRT, FAARC
Edwin L. Coombs, Jr., MA, RRT-NPS, ACCS, FAARC
Garry Dukes, BS, RRT, FAARC
Terry L. Forrette, MHS, RRT, FAARC
Robert J. Harwood, MSA, RRT-NPS, FAARC
John W. Lindsey, Jr., MEd, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Edward A. Scully, MA, MDiv, RRT, FAARC Â
Kathy A. Short, RRT, RN, FAARC
Mel Welch, MPH, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Barry M. Westling, MS, RRT-NPS, RPFT, FAARC

2012 AARC Fellows

Lonny J. Ashworth MEd RRT FAARC
Ellen A. Becker PhD RRT-NPS RPFT FAARC
Celeste Belyea RRT RN AE-C CPFT FAARC
Louis J. Boitano RRT RPFT FAARC
Ronda Zinser Bradley MS RRT FAARC
Joel M. Brown II BS RRT FAARC
Thomas J. Cahill BS RRT-NPS EMT-P FAARC
Larry H. Conway BS RRT LRCP FAARC
Michael P. Czervinske RRT-NPS FAARC
Robert R. Demers BS RRT FAARC
Marie A. Fenske EdD RRT FAARC
Debra J. Fox MBA RRT-NPS FAARC
Douglas S. Gardenhire EdD RRT-NPS FAARC
James E. Ginda MA RRT AE-C FAARC
Lee Guion MA RRT FAARC
Brent D. Kenney BSRT RRT FAARC
Debbie Koehl MS RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC
Douglas S. Laher MBA RRT FAARC
David C. Lain RRT FCCP FAARC
Thomas R. Lamphere BS RRT RPFT FAARC
Jim Lanoha RRT FAARC
Hui-Ling Lin MS RRT RN FAARC
Gary L. Lynch RRT FAARC
Robert W. Messenger BS RRT CPFT FAARC
Timothy R. Myers MBA RRT-NPS FAARC
Peter J. Papadakos MD FCCP FCCM FAARC
Jan Phillips-Clar BS RRT FAARC
William C. Pruitt MBA RRT CPFT FAARC
Dario Rodriquez Jr. BS RRT FAARC
Bruce Toben RRT-NPS CPFT FAARC
Sheri L. Tooley BSRT RRT-NPS CPFT FAARC
Margaret L. Trumpp MEd RRT AE-C FAARC

2011 AARC Fellows

Arzu Ari, Ph.D, PT, RRT, CPFT FAARC
Suzanne Bollig, RRT, RPSGT FAARC
Erna L. Boone, Dr.PH, RRT FAARC
Gary Lee Brown, BA, RRT FAARC
Joseph Buhain, MBA, RRT, NREMTB FAARC
Dave Crotwell, RRT-NPS FAARC
Glen N. Gee, RRT FAARC
Wesley M. Granger, PhD, RRT FAARC
Karen L. Gregory, MS, APRN-BC, CNS, RRT, AE-C  FAARC
Carl Hinkson, RRT, BSRT FAARC
William S. Holland, MS, RRT FAARC
Felix Khusid, BS, RRT-NPS, RPFT FAARC
Robert Nicholas Kuhnley, RCP, RRT FAARC
Raymond Meck, RRT, CRTT FAARC
Natalie Napolitano, MPH, RRT-NPS, AE-C FAARC
Walter Furman Norris, Jr., RRT FAARC
Toni L. Rodriguez, EdD, RRT FAARC
Lois A. Rowland, MS, RRT-NPS, RPFT FAARC
Shawna Strickland, PhD, RRT-NPS, AE-C FAARC
James W. Taylor, PhD, RRT FAARC
Allen Wentworth, MEd, RRT FAARC

2010 AARC Fellows

Patricia K. Blakely, RRT FAARC
Edgar Delgado, RRT FAARC
Gerilynn L. Connors, RRT FAARC
Robert M. DiBlasi, RRT-NPS FAARC
Donna D. Gardner, MSHP, RRT-NPS FAARC
Mary K. Hart, RRT, AE-C FAARC
Joseph Hylton, RRT-NPS FAARC
Bradley A. Kuch, RRT-NPS FAARC
Melvin G. Martin, MS, RRT FAARC
Patricia M. Munzer, DHSc, RRT FAARC
Scott Reistad, RRT FAARC
Earnestine Thompson, MS, RRT FAARC
Cynthia C. White, RRT-NPS, AE-C FAARC
Gary Wickman, RRT FAARC

2009 AARC Fellows

Kathleen Deakins, MSHA, RRT-NPS FAARC
John Emberger, BS, RRT FAARC
Homer Engert, BS, RRT FAARC
Susan Rinaldo Gallo, MEd, RRT FAARC
Keith Hopper, PhD, RRT FAARC
John M. Hughes, MEd, RRT, AE-C FAARC
Billy M. Lamb, BS, RRT, CPFT FAARC
Carolyn O’Daniel, EdD, RRT FAARC
John H. Riggs, PhD, RRT, RCP FAARC
David W. Robbins, DC, RRT, CPFT FAARC
Michael Runge, BS, RRT FAARC
Kathy Jones-Boggs Rye, EdD, RRT FAARC
Robert C. Shaw, Jr., PhD, RRT FAARC
Mark Siobal, BS, RRT FAARC
Linda A. Smith, BS, RRT FAARC
Arthur A. Taft, PhD, RRT FAARC
Linda Van Scoder, EdD, RRT FAARC
Dennis Wissing, PhD, RRT, CPFT, AE-C FAARC

2008 AARC Fellows

Wilmer D. Beachey, PhD, RRT FAARC
Craig P. Black, PhD, RRT-NPS FAARC
F. Herbert Douce, MS, RRT-NPS, RPFT FAARC
Mark E. Grzeskowiak, RRT FAARC
Cheryl A. Hoerr, MBA, RRT, CPFT FAARC
Louis M. Kaufman, RRT-NPS FAARC
Kathleen F. Lee, EdD, RRT FAARC
Thomas A. Madrin, BS, RRT FAARC
Mark W. Mangus, BSRC, RRT, RPFT FAARC
Camden J. McLaughlin, BS, RRT, CPFT FAARC
Stephen P. Mikles, EdS, RRT FAARC
Gregory P. Paulauskis, PhD, RRT FAARC
Daniel D. Rowley, RRT-NPS, RPFT FAARC
Janet S. Smith, MSM, RRT, AE-C FAARC
Kenneth E. Thigpen, BS, RRT FAARC
Gail Watkins Varcelotti, RRT FAARC
Trudy J. Watson, RRT, AE-C FAARC

2007 AARC Fellows

Claire A. Aloan, MS, RRT-NPS, AE-C FAARC
Forrest M. Bird, PhD, ScD, MD FAARC
Robert C. Cohn, MD FAARC
Beth Green, MBA, RRT FAARC
Charles J. Gutierrez, MS, RRT FAARC
Thomas V. Hill, PhD, RRT FAARC
Joseph Huff, BS, RRT FAARC
Robert L. Joyner, PhD, RRT FAARC
R. Wayne Lawson, MS, RRT FAARC
Bradley A. Leidich, MSEd, RRT FAARC
Jackie Long-Goding, MEd, RRT FAARC
Paul R. Massengill, Jr., RRT FAARC
Theodore Oslick, MD FAARC
Ruben D. Restrepo, MD, RRT FAARC
John S. Sabo, MSc, RRT FAARC
Jonathan B. Waugh, PhD, RRT, RPFT FAARC

2006 AARC Fellows

Carol A. Agard, BS, RRT FAARC
Hassan S. Alorainy, BSrc, RRT FAARC
George Beck, BA, RRT FAARC
Pamela L. Bortner, MBA, RRT FAARC
William D. Cohagen, RRT FAARC
Ronald E. Dechert, DRPH, RRT FAARC
David A. Gourley, BS, RRT FAARC
Kenneth Dean Hargett, BSRC, RRT FAARC
Michael Joseph Hewitt, RRT-NPS FAARC
Garry W. Kauffman, MPA, CHE, RRT FAARC
Jacquelyn M. McClure, BS, RRT FAARC
Doug McIntyre, BA, RRT FAARC
Ronald S. Sherman, BS, RRT FAARC
Steven E. Sittig, RRT-NPS FAARC
Scott A. Stanley, EdD, RRT FAARC
David L. Vines, MHS, RRT FAARC
Brian K. Walsh, RRT-NPS, RPFT FAARC
Jack Wanger, RRT, RPFT FAARC

2005 AARC Fellows

Kent L. Christopher, MD, RRT FAARC
John Davies, RRT FAARC
Rajiv Dhand, MD FAARC
William F. Galvin, MSEd, RRT FAARC
Patrick L. Johnson, PhD, RRT FAARC
Wade Jones, RRT FAARC
Joseph S. Lewarski, RRT FAARC
William J. Malley, MS, RRT FAARC
Jay Peters, MD FAARC
Colleen L. Schabacker, RRT FAARC
David C. Shelledy, PhD, RRT FAARC
Thomas J. Smalling, MS, RRT FAARC
Karen J. Stewart, MS, RRT FAARC

2004 AARC Fellows

Sherry L. Barnhart, RRT-NPS FAARC
Brian W. Carlin, MD FAARC
Michael A. Gentile, RRT FAARC
Daniel J. Grady, MEd, RRT FAARC
Maridee Jones, MSN, RRT, AE-C FAARC
Robert W. McCoy, RRT FAARC
Brian N. Oka, RRT-NPS FAARC
Tommy Rust, MEd, RRT FAARC
J. Michael Thompson, RRT FAARC
John Thompson, RRT FAARC
Margaret F. Traband, MEd, RRT FAARC

2003 AARC Fellows

James M. Cairo, PhD, RRT FAARC
Chia-Chen Chu. RMT FAARC
Lynda T. Goodfellow, EdD, RRT FAARC
Donna Hammel, RRT FAARC
Mohamad F Khatib, PhD, MBA, RRT FAARC
Terry S. LeGrand, PhD, RRT FAARC
Nicholas J. Macmillan, RRT FAARC
Candace L. Partee, RRT FAARC
Michael McPeck, RRT FAARC
James R. Rasch, MD FAARC
Homer L. Rodriguez, RRT FAARC
D. Theron Van Hooser, MEd, RRT FAARC
Carl P. Wiezalis, MS, RRT FAARC
Ken A. Wyka, MS, RRT FAARC

2002 AARC Fellows

Russell A. Acevedo, MD FAARC
Timothy W. Buckley, RRT FAARC
Jen H. Chahanovich, RRT FAARC
Ira M. Cheifetz, MD FAARC
Dominic P Coppolo RRT CPFT FAARC
Anthony L. DeWitt, JD RRT FAARC
Jim Fenstermaker, RRT FAARC
Richard Kallet, MS RRT FAARC
George W. Lantz, RRT RPFT FAARC
Douglas E. Masini, EdD RRT, RPFT FAARC
Michael J. McNamee, MD FAARC
Ronald P. Mlcak, PhD RRT FAARC
Paul Nuccio, RRT FAARC
Timothy B. Op’t Holt, EdD, RRT FAARC
Frank R. Salvatore, Jr., RRT FAARC
Louis Sinopoli, EdD RRT FAARC
Thomas Wagner, RRT FAARC
James M. Webb, MBA RRT FAARC
Larry Wooton, RRT RPFT FAARC

2001 AARC Fellows

Barry S. Anderson, MBA RRT FAARC
Ronald G. Beckett, PhD RRT FAARC
Robert A. Brown, RRT RPFT RCPT FAARC
Patricia Ann Doorley, MS RRT FAARC
William H. Dubbs, MHA RRT FAARC
Jeri E. Eiserman, MBA RRT FAARC
Richard M. Ford, RRT FAARC
Robert R. Fluck, Jr., MS RRT FAARC
George W. Gaebler, III, RRT FAARC
Hector Leon Garza, Sr., MD FAARC
Kerry E. George, RRT FAARC
Derek L. Glinsman, RRT FAARC
John D. Hiser, RRT, CPFT FAARC
James Patrick Keenan, RRT FAARC
John D. Kimble, Jr., RRT FAARC
Toshikio Koga, MD FAARC
Dianne L. Lewis, MS RRT FAARC
Deborah J. Lierl, MEd RRT FAARC
Trina Limberg, RRT FAARC
Thomas P. Malinowski, RRT FAARC
Paul J. Mathews, Jr., PhD RRT FAARC
Steven P McPherson, RRT FAARC
William F. Miller, MD FAARC
Cynthia Molle, RRT FAARC
Carl D. Mottram, RRT RPFT FAARC
Steven B. Nelson, MS RRT CPFT FAARC
Susan P. Pilbeam, MS RRT FAARC
Alan L. Plummer, MD FAARC
Bruce K. Rubin, MD FAARC
Allan Saposnick, RRT RCPT FAARC
Paul A. Selecky, MD FAARC
John L. Shelton, RRT FAARC
Gary A. Smith, BS CRT FAARC
Helen M. Sorenson, MA RRT FAARC
Harold R. Stevens, MD FAARC
James K. Stoller, MD FAARC
Jerome M. Sullivan, MS RRT FAARC
Jeffrey Vender, MD FAARC
Teresa Volsko, RRT FAARC
Jeffrey J. Ward, MEd RRT FAARC
Robert R. Weilacher, RRT FAARC
Theodore J. Witek, Jr., Dr.PH RRT FAARC

2000 AARC Fellows

Alex B. Adams MPH RRT FAARC
Peter Betit RRT FAARC
Richard D. Branson RRT FAARC
George G. Burton MD FAARC
Vijay M. Deshpande MA RRT FAARC
Charles G. Durbin Jr. MD FAARC
Mark J. Heulitt MD FAARC
Gretchen Lawrence RRT FAARC
Ray Masferrer RRT FAARC
Alan Roth RRT FAARC
Judy A. Tietsort RRT RN FAARC
Robert L. Wilkins PhD RRT FAARC
Richard D. Sheldon MD FAARC
John R. Walton MBA RRT FAARC

1999 AARC Fellows

Houston Anderson RRT FAARC
Thomas A Barnes EdD RRT FAARC
Scott Bartow MS RRT FAARC
Susan Blonshine RRT RPFT FAARC
Charlie G. Brooks, Jr EdD RRT FAARC
Robert Campbell RRT FAARC
James Fink MS RRT FAARC
Benjamin F George RRT FAARC
Sam P Giordano MBA RRT FAARC
John Hodgkin MD FAARC
Thomas J Kallstrom RRT FAARC
Lucy Kester RRT FAARC
Robert J. Kopotic MSN RN RRT FAARC
Joseph Koss MS RRT FAARC
Marvin Lough MBA RRT FAARC
Louise M Nett RN RRT FAARC
Thomas L Petty MD FAARC
David J Pierson MD FAARC
Joseph L Rau, Jr PhD RRT FAARC
Ray Ritz RRT FAARC
Craig Scanlan EdD RRT FAARC
Kevin L Shrake MA RRT FAARC
Ray Sibberson MS RRT FAARC
Charles Spearman MSEd RRT FAARC
Janice Thalman RRT FAARC

1998 AARC Fellows

Patricia J. Brougher, RRT FAARC
Robert L. Chatburn, RRT FAARC
Deborah L. Cullen, EdD RRT FAARC
Patrick J. Dunne, MEd RRT FAARC
Gary Gish, RRT FAARC
Carl Haas, RRT FAARC
Dean R. Hess, PhD RRT FAARC
Robert Kacmarek PhD FAARC
Neil MacIntyre MD FAARC
Shelley Mishoe PhD FAARC
Jon Nilsestuen PhD FAARC
John Salyer FAARC
Gregg Ruppel FAARC