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 [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: *Monique Howard
Chair Elect: *Daniel Lavin, Pekron Consulting, Inc.
Vice Chair: *Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, Rush University College of Nursing 
Secretary: *Adam Kamp, Nolan Transportation Group
Treasurer: *Christopher O’Hara, CIBC
Past Board Chair: *Steven Victor, Development Specialists, Inc.


Sonal Chandler, MIT, PMP, CSM
*Barry Levenstam, Esq.
Jenner & Block LLP
Anna Clausen
Fabio Lievano, MD
*Douglas A. Graham, Esq.
*Anthony M. Marinelli, MD
West Suburban Hospital
*Cynthia Gronkiewicz, RN, MS, APN, AE-C
Suburban Lung Associates
Richard Negrin
*Diana P. Hackbarth, PhD, RN
Loyola University of Medical Center
Joanne Nemerovski
Compass Real Estate
Brandon Ham
Weiss-Ham Capital
Jeff Philips
Thomas A. Hensing, MD, FCCP
NorthShore University HealthSystem,
Evanston Hospital
*Thomas Pluss
Lockton Companies, LLC
Eva Hernandez, MSN
Healthcare Alternative Systems
Jason Pyrz, Esq., PMP
Mayer Brown LLP
*Douglas Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP
University of Chicago
Jennifer Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS
Rush University Medical Center
Vania Hudson
The Healthy Tree Movement, LLC/Wellness House for Living with Cancer
Abel Sanchez
*H. Ari Jaffe, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Kathleen Hart Solovy
*Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS
Northwestern University Feinberg of School of Medicine
Hariharan Subramanian
NanoCytomics LLC, Briteseed, LLC
*Adam Kamp
Nolan Transportation Group
*Janet Williams
American Medical Association
Jerry Krishnan, MD, PhD
University of IL – Chicago
*David B. Yelin, Esq.
Duane Morris, LLP