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AARC Executive Office

American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 N MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100
Irving TX  75063-4706
USA

Phone: (972) 243-2272
Fax: (972) 484-2720
Email: info@aarc.org

Social Media: AARConnect, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm Central

Holidays: Closed New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

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Executive
Tom Kallstrom
Tom Kallstrom
Executive Director

Tom has been CEO of the Association since 2012.

Doug Laher
Doug Laher
Associate Executive Director

Doug oversees AARC conventions and the production of AARC Times.

Shawna Strickland
Shawna Strickland
Associate Executive Director

Shawna manages our education, customer service, and membership departments.

Steve Nelson
Steve Nelson
Associate Executive Director, IT

Steve is responsible for our IT department and our office spirometry training program for non-RTs.

Tim Myers
Tim Myers
Associate Executive Director, Brands Management

Tim is in charge of our marketing and sales department.

Anne Marie Hummel
Anne Marie Hummel
Associate Executive Director, Advocacy and Government Affairs

Anne Marie oversees state and federal legislative and regulatory issues impacting the RT profession and the pulmonary patient.

Administration
Crystal Maldonado
Crystal Maldonado
Foundation and Grants Coordinator

Crystal handles applications for American Respiratory Care Foundation grants and awards.

Kris Kuykendall
Kris Kuykendall
Executive Administrative Assistant

Kris is the Executive Assistant to CEO Tom Kallstrom and liaison for the Board of Directors and Board of Medical Advisors.

Richard Hernandez
Richard Hernandez
Shipping and Maintenance Manager

Richard is in charge of product shipping and returns plus executive office maintenance.

Accounting
Dan Stoyak
Dan Stoyak
Controller

Dan oversees the AARC accounting department.

Bob Lyons
Bob Lyons
Accounting Manager

Bob creates financial reports and manages investments for the AARC and ARCF.

Erica Coleman
Erica Coleman
Accounts Payable Clerk

Erica receives invoices and makes payments.

Linda Drewello
Linda Drewello
Accounts Receivable Collector

Linda sends invoices and processes payments.

RIchard Prince
RIchard Prince
Accounting Coordinator

Richard supervises the accounting department.

Shannon Spead
Shannon Spead
Accounting Clerk

Shannon balances and reconciles accounts receivable.

Conventions and Meetings
Annissa Buchanan
Annissa Buchanan
Program Coordinator

Annissa organizes speakers, lectures, and the mobile app for AARC meetings and AARC Congress.

Kathy Blackmon
Kathy Blackmon
Meetings and Convention Coordinator

Kathy helps plan the AARC Congress, Summer Forum, PACT Hill Day, and various other AARC meetings.

Customer Service
Ashley Walton
Ashley Walton
Customer Service Representative

Ashley assists members with renewing their membership, providing membership information, and using aarc.org.

Denise Smith
Denise Smith
Web Student Coordinator, QRCR Coordinator, Customer Service Specialist

Denise answers questions about aarc.org, resets passwords, and renews memberships over the phone.

Kimm Golston
Kimm Golston
Customer Service Representative

Kimm assists with membership renewals and provides online continuing education support.

Tina Sawyer
Tina Sawyer
Customer Service Manager

Tina handles inquiries related to AARC membership, orders, meetings registration and subscriptions.

Education
Reagan Hickey
Reagan Hickey
CRCE Coordinator

Reagan answers questions related to the accreditation and transcripting of continuing education courses.

Information Technology (IT)
Grady Peters
Grady Peters
Systems Administrator

Grady maintains servers, workstations, and networks in the AARC office.

Olga Jusino
Olga Jusino
Web Programmer

Olga designs and develops web applications, special projects, and databases.

Russell Leighton
Russell Leighton
Database Administrator

Russell is responsible for the performance, integrity and security of various databases along with the planning, development and troubleshooting of such.

Steve Bowden
Steve Bowden
Internet Coordinator

Steve helps design and develop aarc.org and other AARC websites.

Marketing/Communications
Fernanda Teixeira
Fernanda Teixeira
Social Media Coordinator

Fernanda maintains the AARC’s social media presence on Twitter and Facebook.

Heather Willden
Heather Willden
Communications Coordinator

Heather develops strategic content and communications for the association and helps to build awareness of the AARC brand.

Jeanette Chawdhury
Jeanette Chawdhury
Manager of Marketing and Production

Jeanette manages the development, coordination and implementation of AARC and Daedalus marketing and product management programs.

Joyce Havins
Joyce Havins
Senior Graphic Designer

Joyce is responsible for the graphic design of promotional materials for the AARC, including AARC Times magazine.

Kelly Piotrowski
Kelly Piotrowski
Graphic Designer

Kelly creates artwork for Respiratory Care, AARC Times, and adds content to AARC websites.

Sarah Vaughn
Sarah Vaughn
Director of Business Development

Sarah develops and launches new product lines, affinity programs and co-marketing agreements for the association.

Phil Ganz
Phil Ganz
Sales Director

Phil handles questions related to advertising and sponsorship of AARCTimes and Respiratory Care.

Membership
Amanda Feil
Amanda Feil
Membership Development Manager

Amanda cultivates member benefits, services, and initiatives to increase member engagement, recruitment, and retention.

Project Management/House of Delegates
Asha Desai
Asha Desai
Project Manager/House of Delegates Liaison

Asha manages a variety of projects for the AARC. She is the staff contact to the House of Delegates and also works with state society officers as needed and with AARC Historian Trudy Watson on the Virtual Museum.

Publications
Dean Hess
Dean Hess
Editor, Respiratory Care

Dean handles questions about writing articles for and publishing other information in the Journal.

Marsha Cathcart
Marsha Cathcart
Editor, AARC Times

Marsha oversees all editorial functions of AARC Times, AARC Congress Gazette and Allergy & Asthma Health.

Sara Moore
Sara Moore
Assistant Editor, Respiratory Care

Sara answers questions about the Journal. Also coordinates the Open Forum and answers questions about abstract submission.