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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
Tom Kallstrom
Tom Kallstrom
Executive Director

Tom has been CEO of the Association since 2012.

Tim Myers
Tim Myers
Chief Business Officer

Tim oversees strategic, operational and financial aspects of the organization.

Shawna Strickland
Shawna Strickland
Associate Executive Director

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

Doug Laher
Doug Laher
Associate Executive Director

Doug oversees AARC conventions and the production of AARC Times.

Anne Marie Hummel
Anne Marie Hummel
Associate Executive Director

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
Linda Drewello
Linda Drewello
Accounts Receivable Collector

Linda sends invoices and processes payments.

Bob Lyons
Bob Lyons
Accounting Manager

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

Ada Morton
Ada Morton
Senior Accountant

Ada oversees the AARC accounting department.

RIchard Prince
RIchard Prince
Accounting Coordinator

Richard handles payroll and other accounting duties.

Conventions and Meetings
Annissa Buchanan
Annissa Buchanan
Meetings & Conventions Manager

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

Kathy Blackmon
Kathy Blackmon
Meetings and Conventions Coordinator

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

Pam Russell
Pam Russell
Exhibits
Coordinator

Pam coordinates the exhibit hall, administration and logistics for AARC Congress.

Customer Service
Denise Smith
Denise Smith
Customer Service Specialist

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

Erica Jackson
Erica Jackson
Customer Service Representative

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

Jacquelyn Villafranca
Jacquelyn Villafranca
Customer Service Representative

Jacquelyn assists with membership renewals, replacement membership cards, password changes and using aarc.org.

Kimm Golston
Kimm Golston
Customer Service Representative

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

Tia Hedge
Tia Hedge
Customer Service Representative, Receptionist

Tia handles all incoming calls, faxes, returned mail and address changes.

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.

Mike Dennis
Mike Dennis
Programmer/Applications Developer

Mike provides Computer Applications support to all AARC departments.

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
Morgan Broome
Morgan Broome
Social Media Coordinator

Morgan 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.

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
Managing Editor, Respiratory Care

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

Rich Branson
Rich Branson
Editor in Chief, Respiratory Care

Rich 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.

Board of Directors

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

Brian Walsh
Brian Walsh
President

Karen Schell
Karen Schell
President-elect

Natalie Napolitano
Natalie Napolitano
Vice-president — Internal Affairs

Sheri Tooley
Sheri Tooley
Vice-president — External Affairs

Lynda Goodfellow
Lynda Goodfellow
Secretary-treasurer

Frank Salvatore
Frank Salvatore
Past President

Carl Hinkson
Carl Hinkson
Adult Acute Care Section Chair

Cheryl Hoerr
Cheryl Hoerr
Management Section Chair

John Lindsey
John Lindsey
Director At Large

Doug McIntyre
Doug McIntyre
Director At Large

Timothy Op't Holt
Timothy Op't Holt
Director At Large

Susan Rinaldo Gallo
Susan Rinaldo Gallo
Director At Large

Georgianna Sergakis
Georgianna Sergakis
Education Section Chair

Steven Sittig
Steven Sittig
Neonatal-Pediatrics Section Chair

Debra Skees
Debra Skees
Director At Large

Pattie Stefans
Pattie Stefans
Director At Large

Lisa Trujillo
Lisa Trujillo
Director At Large

John Wilgis
John Wilgis
Director At Large