Board of Directors

Respiratory Health Association has both a governing Board of Directors and an Associate Board. The Board of Directors meets four times each year with Executive Committee meetings held on alternative months. For more information about serving as an RHA director please email Joel Africk, President & Chief Executive Officer, at

Board leadership and a full list of directors are provided below. *Denotes service on the board’s Executive Committee.

Board Officers

Board Chair: *Daniel Lavin, Pekron Consulting, Inc.
Chair Elect: *Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, Rush University College of Nursing
Chair Elect: *Cynthia Gronkiewicz, RN, MS, APN, AE-C
Suburban Lung Associate
Treasurer: *Christopher O’Hara, CIBC


Anna Clausen
Fabio Lievano, MD
*Douglas A. Graham, Esq.
Tarneka Manning,
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
*Diana P. Hackbarth, PhD, RN
Loyola University – Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
*Anthony M. Marinelli, MD
West Suburban Hospital
Brandon Ham
Weiss-Ham Capital
Nasima Patel,
Eva Hernandez, MSN
Healthcare Alternative Systems
Jeff Philips
*Douglas Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP
University of Chicago
*Thomas Pluss
Lockton Companies, Inc.
Vania Hudson
The Healthy Tree Movement, LLC/Wellness House for Living with Cancer
Jason Pyrz, Esq., PMP
Mayer Brown LLP
*H. Ari Jaffe, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Jennifer Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS
Rush University Medical Center
*Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS
Northwestern University Feinberg of School of Medicine
Kathleen Hart Solovy
Jerry Krishnan, MD, PhD
UI Health
Hariharan Subramanian
NanoCytomics LLC, Briteseed, LLC
*Barry Levenstam, Esq.
Jenner & Block LLP
*Janet Williams
American Medical Association