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USCC Announces New Additions to Board of Directors

Board of Directors elect new Chair

The USCC is pleased to announce the results of its recent election for Board of Directors. The new Board members, elected to a three-year term, are David Mannino, MD, and Marc Carrel, JD. Current Board member John Linnell was re-elected to a three-year term.

David Mannino, MD,  is currently the Medical Director at the COPD Foundation. He has a long history of research and engagement in respiratory health.

Dr. Mannino was a founding member of the US COPD Coalition and previously served as Co-chair of the Board of Directors.

Marc Carrel, JD is President & Chief Executive Officer of Breathe Southern California and the Emphysema Foundation of America.

Marc assumed these dual roles in 2017 after working on air quality and clean technology issues for nearly a decade at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), Southern California’s clean air agency.

Following the election, the Board of Directors met and elected Dr. Mannino as Chair. Current Board Treasurer Joel Africk, JD was re-elected to another two-year term as Treasurer. Board Vice-Chair Valerie Chang, JD and Secretary Goldia Brown, MS as the Coalition’s Executive Officers.

Longtime Board Chair Sam Giordano, MBA, RRT, FAARC and Board member and former Board Officer Karen Dietemeyer are no longer on the Board of Directors as their terms expired. “On behalf of the entire US COPD Coalition, I want to express our deepest appreciation for the time and effort that Sam and Karen gave to the Coalition and the patients we try to represent”, said Executive Director Keith Siegel, MBA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC. “While I will miss working closely with Sam and Karen, I am really looking forward to having Marc Carrell and Dr. Mannino on our Board.”

To see a more complete bio of Dr. Mannino, Marc Carrel, and the full Board, click here.

Renown Health Joins US COPD Coalition

The US COPD Coalition (USCC) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved Renown Health, Nevada’s largest locally governed not-for-profit healthcare network, as a voting member of the Coalition. Based in Reno, Renown Health has a service area of over 100,000 square miles comprised of 17 county regions in northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe, and northeast California.

Among its many services aimed at improving the health of the communities it serves, Renown Health has a Joint Commission accredited COPD program whose vision is to improve the quality of life for their patients while providing COPD education and preventing hospital admissions and readmissions.

“As a national health leader, Renown believes in working to make a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve”, say Amber Beck, RRT, AE-C, COPD Navigator for Renown Health. “We are excited to join the US COPD Coalition and continue to ‘Fight the Good Fight’ for lung health.”

“The US COPD Coalition is delighted to welcome Renown Health as a member”, says USCC Executive Director Keith Siegel, MBA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC. “We see tremendous value in having local and regional healthcare networks join the Coalition and adding their voice and expertise to the overall COPD conversation. We look forward to working with them.”


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