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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 Office Staff

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Executive
Daniel Garrett
Daniel Garrett
Executive Director

Daniel is the senior operating officer at the AARC.

Doug Laher
Doug Laher
Chief Operating Officer

Doug provides strategic oversight for all functional divisions and service lines within the AARC.

Asha Desai
Asha Desai
Chief of Staff

Asha collaborates with staff leadership and across the entire organization to maximize resources and facilitate cross-departmental teamwork. She is the Staff Liaison to the House of Delegates and works with state society officers as needed. She manages a variety of projects for the AARC, including the Virtual Museum.

Crystal Maldonado
Crystal Maldonado
Executive Assistant, BOD/BOMA Liaison

Crystal is the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and liaison for the Board of Directors and Board of Medical Advisors.

Vice-President
Marcus Kerr
Marcus Kerr
Vice-President, Information Technology

Marcus is responsible for the management, strategy, and execution of technology at AARC.

Miriam O’Day
Miriam O’Day
Senior Vice-President of Government Affairs

Miriam works with AARC Members, partner organizations, and elected officials to oversee federal and state legislative and regulatory policies that impact the respiratory care profession.

Ellen Worsham
Ellen Worsham
Vice-President, Marketing and Communications

Ellen is responsible for AARC marketing and communications strategy, leading essential elements of the organization’s brand reputation and community building, including: media and PR, content campaigns, insights and analysis, communication and publications, and marketing-related member relationship and engagement activities.

Accounting
Erica Coleman
Erica Coleman
Accountant

Erica assists with the day-to-day operations of the accounting department.

Linda Drewello
Linda Drewello
Accounts Receivable Clerk

Linda sends invoices and processes payments.

Building Services
Richard Hernandez
Richard Hernandez
Building Coordinator

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

Education and Programs
Annissa Buchanan
Annissa Buchanan
Director of Meetings and Conventions

Annissa manages staff and processes. Oversees Congress and Summer Forum educational programs. Oversees speaker logistics.

Reagan Hickey
Reagan Hickey
Education Coordinator

Reagan answers questions related to the accreditation and transcripting of continuing education courses and the AARC's educational library.

Susan Mathis
Susan Mathis
Exhibits Coordinator

Susan coordinates the exhibit hall, administration, and logistics for AARC Congress and Summer Forum.

External Affairs
Crystal Maldonado
Crystal Maldonado
ARCF Administrator

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

Pam Russell
Pam Russell
Director of Corporate Engagement

Pam manages the AARC’s Corporate Partner program, strengthens relations with external stakeholders and creates synergies for the Association and our partners.

Information Technology (IT)
Steve Bowden
Steve Bowden
Internet Coordinator

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

Mike Dennis
Mike Dennis
Programmer/Applications Developer

Mike provides Computer Applications support to all AARC departments.

Olga Jusino
Olga Jusino
Programmer/Applications Developer

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

Russell Leighton
Russell Leighton
Business Analyst

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

Grady Peters
Grady Peters
Systems Administrator

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

Marketing and Communications
John Knotts
John Knotts
Senior Graphic Designer

John develops graphical content for the association's website and print materials, as well as campaign branding, marketing support, and photography.

Anna Patino
Anna Patino
Graphic Designer

Anna develops graphical content for the association's website and print materials.

Addie Schiefer
Addie Schiefer
Content Manager

Addie develops strategic content and communications for the association, strengthening the AARC brand and relationships with chartered affiliates.

Heather Willden
Heather Willden
Director of Communications and Media

Heather manages the development of strategic content and communications for the association, helping to build brand awareness and membership engagement.

Membership and Customer Service
Kimm Golston
Kimm Golston
Customer Service Representative

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

Erica Jackson
Erica Jackson
Customer Service Team Lead

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

Emily Marco
Emily Marco
Receptionist

Emily manages the front desk and helps members find the right support at the executive office.

Jaelah Rhinehart
Jaelah Rhinehart
Customer Service Representative

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

Tina Sawyer
Tina Sawyer
Director of Customer Service

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

Publications
Rich Branson
Rich Branson
Editor in Chief, Respiratory Care

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

Dean Hess
Dean Hess
Managing Editor, Respiratory Care

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

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.

Board of Directors

Send a message to a Director using the contact form above.

Sheri Tooley
Sheri Tooley
President

Cheryl Hoerr
Cheryl Hoerr
Vice-President, Internal Affairs

Georgianna G. Sergakis
Georgianna G. Sergakis
Vice-President, External Affairs

Aaron Light
Aaron Light
Secretary-Treasurer

Lisa Trujillo
Lisa Trujillo
Parliamentarian

Karen S. Schell
Karen S. Schell
Past President

Teresa Miller
Teresa Miller
Past Speaker of the House of Delegates

Bradley Kuch
Bradley Kuch
Neonatal-Pediatric Section Chair

Caitlin Coppock
Caitlin Coppock
Director At Large

Carl Hinkson
Carl Hinkson
Director At Large

Dana Evans
Dana Evans
Director At Large

Dianne Lewis
Dianne Lewis
Presidents Council Chair

Jacklyn Grimball
Jacklyn Grimball
Director At Large

Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Education Section Chair

John Lindsey
John Lindsey
Director At Large

Kari M. Woodruff Neville
Kari M. Woodruff Neville
Director At Large

Keith D. Siegel
Keith D. Siegel
Director At Large

Kerry J. McNiven
Kerry J. McNiven
Director At Large

Kimberly Bennion
Kimberly Bennion
Leadership & Management Section Chair

Maria Madden
Maria Madden
Adult Acute Care Section Chair

Raymond Pisani
Raymond Pisani
Director At Large

David Bowton
David Bowton
BOMA Chair

AARC Officiary

AARC members also have access to the AARC Officiary which has additional contact information for AARC committees, group members, state society presidents, delegates, and membership chairs.

AARC Officiary

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