PHA Board of Trustees 2018-10-29T18:54:58+00:00

PHA BOARD OF TRUSTEES

PHA is governed by a diverse group of dedicated and passionate volunteers who have all been touched by pulmonary hypertension. Our Board of Trustees is made up of people with PH, family members and medical professionals specializing in the disease who serve without compensation.

Officers

Karen A. Fagan, M.D.
Chair
Associate Professor and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine University of South Alabama
Mobile, Ala.

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Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C.
Chair-Elect
Owner, ColleenBrunetti.com
West Hartford, CT

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Roger Towle
Immediate Past Chair
Retired in 2016 as Vice President for Financial Affairs
Grove City, PA

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William A. Hoff
Treasurer
Lewisville, TX

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Sally Maddox, Ed.D.
Secretary
Math teacher
Rome, Ga.

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Members At-Large

Cheri Abbott, RN, CCRP
Pulmonary Hypertension Professional Network, Chair-Elect
Research Nurse
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
Brighton, CO

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Erika Berman Rosenzweig, M.D.
Scientific Leadership Council, Immediate Past-Chair
Director of Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center and CTEPH Program
Professor of Pediatrics (in Medicine)
Columbia University Irving Medical Center – New York Presbyterian
New York, NY

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Frank Cann
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
F.H. CANN & ASSOCIATES
North Andover, Mass.

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Murali Chakinala, MD, FCCP

Murali M. Chakinala, M.D., FCCP
Scientific Leadership Council, Chair-Elect
Professor, Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

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Colleen Connor
PH Patient
West Chester, PA

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Ramona Doyle, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic, UCSF
San Francisco, CA

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Stacey Gausling, OT/L
Occupational Therapist & Rehab Marketing Specialist
Templeton, CA

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Amy Kimber, RN, APNP
PH Coordinator
Foedtert Hospital & the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine – Pulmonary Hypertension Program

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Jessie Kohler, Esq
Attorney
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Santa Monica, Calif.

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Mitchell Koppelman
Retired VP Strategic Planning Minerals Technologies Inc.
Principle Consultant Mineral Solutions & Strategy
North Plainfield, NJ

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Ronald J. Oudiz, MD
Scientific Leadership Council, Chair
Professor of Medicine
Director, Liu Center for Pulmonary Hypertension
LA Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor – UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA

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Diane Ramirez
Advocacy Chair, Piedmont North Carolina Support Group
Lexington, N.C.

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Fran Rogers, MSN, CRNP
Pulmonary Hypertension Professional Network, Chair
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
PH Professional Network Liaison

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Traci Stewart, RN, MSN, CHFN
PH Nurse Coordinator – Heart and Vascular Center, University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

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Doug Taylor
Support Group Leader, PH Patient / Patient Advocate, and Retired Architect
Lexington, South Carolina

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Melisa Wilson, ARNP
PH Program Coordinator, Florida Hospital Orlando
Orlando, Fla.

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Ex-Officio

Brad A. Wong
President & CEO, Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Silver Spring, Md.

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Members Emeriti

C. Gregory Elliott, M.D.
Immediate past chair, Department of Medicine, Intermountain Medical Center
Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Intermountain Healthcare
Professor of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine
Murray, UT

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Michael McGoon, MD
Professor of Medicine (Emeritus), Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minn.

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Dorothy Olson
PHA co-founder (1999)
deceased (2013)
Sebring, Fl.

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Harry Olson
deceased (2012)
Sebring, Fl.

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Jerry Paton
Owner, Dairy Queen (retired)
Estero, Fl.

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Pat Paton, RN
Nurse (retired)
PHA co-founder
Estero, Fl.

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Ed Simpson
Professor Emeritus, College of Education at Northern Illinois University
Holiday Island, Ark.

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Judith Simpson, RN, EdS
Pediatric nursing instructor (retired)
PHA co-founder
Holiday Island, Ark.

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Honorary

Carl Hicks

Carl Hicks
Former PHA Board Member (2002 – 2012) and Board Chair (2008 – 2010)

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