About the Chair

Olivia Kaullen


Olivia Kaullen

I am originally from Cape Girardeau, Missouri and after finding my path in respiratory care I graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2012. After graduation I worked as a staff therapist for the University of Missouri Health System in adult, pediatric and neonatal critical care. In 2015 I moved to Kansas City and began my career with the Children’s Mercy Critical Care Transport Team. I am currently the Transport Quality Improvement Coordinator, and am pursuing a masters in health administration. My goals are to improve patient care and contribute positively to my profession.

Previous Chairs

Year Chair/Co-Chair
2019–present Olivia Kaullen
2016–2018 Tabatha Dragonberry, MEd, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, CPFT
2012–2015 Billy L. Hutchinson, BA, RRT-NPS
2010–2011 Steven E. Sittig, RRT-NPS, C-NPT, FAARC
2006–2009 Dawn Filippa, RRT, EMT-P
2003–2006 Steven E. Sittig, RRT, P/P Specialist
2002 None
2000–2001 Jerry A. Focht, RRT
1998–1999 Kathleen S. Adams, RRT
1996–1997 Kay Lockhart, RRT
1994–1995 Jamie Lynn Taylor, RRT
1992–1993 Cathy Peterson, AS, RRT
1990–1991 Mark A. Washam, RRT, CPFT
1989 Richard A. Bodenstedt, RRT