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

Board leadership and a full list of directors are provided below. *Denotes service on the board’s Executive Committee. 

Board Officers

Board Chair: *David B. Yelin, Esq., Duane Morris LLP
Chair Elect: *Steven Victor, Development Specialists, Inc.
Vice Chair: *H. Ari Jaffe, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Secretary: *Monique Howard
Treasurer: *Vincent P. Schmeltz, III, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Past Board Chair: *Cynthia Gronkiewicz, RN, MS, APRN, AE-C, Suburban Lung Associates


Bapu P. Arekapudi, MD
Lake Shore Medical Associates, Ltd.
*Daniel Lavin
Pekron Consulting, Inc.
Janice Block
Kaplan Inc.
*Barry Levenstam, Esq.
Jenner & Block LLP
Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN
Rush University College of Nursing
*Anthony M. Marinelli, MD
West Suburban Hospital
Paul F. Detjen, MD
Kenilworth Medical Associates
Jamar McNeil
B96 FM*
Michael B. Foggs, MD, FAAAI, DFACAAI, FCCP
Advocate Medical Group
Bradley D. Murlick
Donna Frownfelter, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Joanne Nemerovski
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
*Jennifer Levin Gershon
Nate & Dot Consulting
Christopher O’Hara
The PrivateBank 
*Douglas A. Graham, Esq.
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
*Thomas Pluss
Lockton Companies, LLC
*Diana P. Hackbarth, PhD, RN
Loyola University of Medical Center
Jason Pyrz
Mayer Brown
Thomas A. Hensing, MD, FCCP
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Jennifer Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS
University of Chicago Medicine
Eva Hernandez, MSN
University of Illinois at Chicago
Kathleen Solovy
Douglas Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP
University of Chicago
*William B. Van de Graaff, MD
Stephanie S. Johnson
American Medical Association
Clint Whybark
Southern Company Gas
*Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
*Janet Williams
American Medical Association
Adam Kamp
Echo Global Logistics