Meet PHA’s Team

President & CEO

Matt Granato, President & CEO

Let me help with leadership and strategy to accomplish PHA’s mission and resources, operations and governance, industry partnerships, relationship building with US-based and international affinity organizations, and program and staff management.

Executive Team

Elizabeth Joseloff, Vice President Quality Care & Research

Let me help with PHA’s research programs and leadership for the PHA-accredited PH Care Centers (PHCC) network, PHA patient registry (PHAR), and professional educational programs.

Karen Smaalders, Vice President of Communications and Marketing

Let me help you with information about PHA’s marketing, communications and membership strategies; awareness raising partnerships and other marketing initiatives; advertising and promotional opportunities; and media inquiries.

Katie Kroner, Vice President, Advocacy and Patient Engagement

Let me help you engage with the vison and strategy of PHA’s peer support, patient and family education, legislative advocacy and treatment access programs. Working together, we can ensure that people living with PH and their loved ones have the tools, information and support they need to navigate every step of their PH journey and begin to thrive.

Kevin Heyen, Vice President, Development

Let me help find ways to partner with PHA to bring resources from industry partners, donations from industry partners and revenue from events to support a shared mission of changing the course of pulmonary hypertension and its impact on patients.

Marie Grover, Vice President, Meetings and Digital Strategy

Let me help you with registration, programming and attendance information at PHA’s bi-annual Conference, the PHPN Symposium, and other events PHA hosts. I will also assist you with exhibit information and brainstorm the best way to connect with participants at PHA events.

Tess Esposito, Vice President, Finance

Let me help you with internal & external financial reporting, audits & 990 tax returns, investments, human resources, budget development and management, cashflow management, monthly financial reporting, and overall management of financial operations.

PHA Staff

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