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
Sonal Chandler
*Anthony M. Marinelli, MD
West Suburban Hospital
Donna Frownfelter, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Richard Negrin
*Douglas A. Graham, Esq.
Joanne Nemerovski
Compass Real Estate
*Cynthia Gronkiewicz, RN, MS, APN, AE-C
Suburban Lung Associates
Jeff Philips
*Diana P. Hackbarth, PhD, RN
Loyola University of Medical Center
*Thomas Pluss
Lockton Companies, LLC
Brandon Ham
Weiss-Ham Capital
Jason Pyrz, Esq., PMP
Mayer Brown LLP
Thomas A. Hensing, MD, FCCP
NorthShore University HealthSystem,
Evanston Hospital
Paul Ramey
Drexwood Partners, LLC
Eva Hernandez, MSN
Healthcare Alternative Systems
Jennifer Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS
Rush University Medical Center
Douglas Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP
University of Chicago
Abel Sanchez
CBS Corporation
Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS
Northwestern University Feinberg of School of Medicine
Kathleen Hart Solovy
Adam Kamp
Echo Global Logistics
*Janet Williams
American Medical Association