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


Bapu P. Arekapudi, MD
Lake Shore Medical Associates, Ltd.
*Anthony M. Marinelli, MD
West Suburban Hospital
Janice Block Joanne Nemerovski
Compass Real Estate
Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN
Rush University College of Nursing
Christopher O’Hara
Paul F. Detjen, MD
Kenilworth Medical Associates
*Thomas Pluss
Lockton Companies, LLC
Michael B. Foggs, MD, FAAAI, DFACAAI, FCCP
Advocate Medical Group
Jason Pyrz, KD, PMP
Mayer Brown LLP
Donna Frownfelter, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Jennifer Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS
Rush University Medical Center
*Jennifer Levin Gershon
Nate & Dot Consulting/Recruiting LLC
Kathleen Hart Solovy
*Douglas A. Graham, Esq.
*William B. Van de Graaff, MD
*Cynthia Gronkiewicz, RN, MS, APN, AE-C
Suburban Lung Associates
Clint Whybark
Southern Company Gas
*Diana P. Hackbarth, PhD, RN
Loyola University of Medical Center
*Janet Williams
American Medical Association
Thomas A. Hensing, MD, FCCP
NorthShore University HealthSystem,
Evanston Hospital
Brandon Ham
Weiss-Ham Capital
Eva Hernandez, MSN
Healthcare Alternative Systems
Douglas Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP
University of Chicago
*Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Adam Kamp
Echo Global Logistics
*Barry Levenstam, Esq.
Jenner & Block LLP