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 Adrienne Hiegel, Senior Director of Operations at [email protected].

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

Board Officers

Board Chair: *Steven Victor, Development Specialists, Inc.
Chair Elect: *Monique Howard
Vice Chair: *Daniel Lavin, Pekron Consulting, Inc.
Secretary: *H. Ari Jaffe, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Treasurer: *Christopher O’Hara, CIBC
Past Board Chair: *David B. Yelin, Esq., Duane Morris LLP


Janice Block Jerry Krishnan, MD, PhD
University of IL – Chicago
Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN
Rush University College of Nursing
*Barry Levenstam, Esq.
Jenner & Block LLP
Donna Frownfelter, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
*Anthony M. Marinelli, MD
West Suburban Hospital
*Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Joanne Nemerovski
Compass Real Estate
*Jennifer Levin Gershon
Nate & Dot Consulting/Recruiting LLC
*Thomas Pluss
Lockton Companies, LLC
*Douglas A. Graham, Esq.
Jason Pyrz, Esq., PMP
Mayer Brown LLP
*Cynthia Gronkiewicz, RN, MS, APN, AE-C
Suburban Lung Associates
Paul Ramey
Drexwood Partners, LLC
*Diana P. Hackbarth, PhD, RN
Loyola University of Medical Center
Jennifer Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS
Rush University Medical Center
Brandon Ham
Weiss-Ham Capital
Abel Sanchez
CBS Corporation
Thomas A. Hensing, MD, FCCP
NorthShore University HealthSystem,
Evanston Hospital
Kathleen Hart Solovy
Eva Hernandez, MSN
Healthcare Alternative Systems
*Janet Williams
American Medical Association
Douglas Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP
University of Chicago
Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS
Northwestern University Feinberg of School of Medicine
Adam Kamp
Echo Global Logistics