American Association for Respiratory Care

American Association for Respiratory Care

AARC Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute Faculty

  • Toni L. Rodriguez, EdD, RRT, FAARC
    Leadership Institute Chairperson
    Program Director, Respiratory Care Program
    Gateway Community College
    Phoenix AZ
  • Linda I. Van Scoder, EdD, RRT, FAARC
    Leadership Institute Education Track Chairperson
    Program Director, Respiratory Care Program
    Indiana Respiratory Therapy Education Consortium
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Richard M. Ford, BS, RRT, FAARC
    Leadership Institute Management Track Chairperson
    Director, Respiratory Services
    UC San Diego Health System
    San Diego CA
  • Robert L. Chatburn, MHHS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
    Leadership Institute Research Track Chairperson
    Research Manager, Adjunct Professor of Medicine
    Cleveland Clinic
    Cleveland OH

Education Track Faculty

  • Christine A. Hamilton, DHSc, RRT, AE-C
    Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor
    Tennessee State University
    Nashville TN
  • Diane R. Oldfather, MHEd, RRT, RCP
    Program Director
    Rolla Technical Center
    Rolla MO
  • Toni L. Rodriguez, EdD, RRT, FAARC
    Program Director, Respiratory Care Program
    Gateway Community College
    Phoenix AZ
  • Shawna L. Strickland, PhD, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC
    Associate Executive Director
    American Association for Respiratory Care
    Irving TX
  • Sarah M. Varekojis, PhD, RRT
    Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor
    The Ohio State University
    Columbus OH

Management Track Faculty

  • Cheryl A. Hoerr, MBA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC
    Director, Respiratory Therapy
    Phelps County Regional Medical Center
    Rolla MO
  • Garry Kauffman, MPA, FACHE, RRT, FAARC
    Director, Respiratory Care Services
    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    Winston-Salem NC
  • John Sabo, MS, RRT, RN, FAARC
    Administrative Director, Respiratory Care/Sleep
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
    Houston TX
  • John W. Salyer, MBA, RRT-NPS, FAARC
    Clinical Systems Analyst
    Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute
    Seattle, WA
  • Shawna L. Strickland, PhD, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC
    Associate Executive Director
    American Association for Respiratory Care
    Irving TX

Research Track Faculty

Robert L. Chatburn, MHHS, RRT-NPS, FAARC

Research Manager, Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland OH