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Executive Office

Paul A. Markowski, CAE – Executive Vice President and CEO
Karen Caraher – Executive Assistant
Mark J. Rosen, MD, Master FCCP – Medical Director

Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master FCCP – Editor in Chief, CHEST
Cynthia T. French, PhD, ANP-BC, FCCP – Assistant Editor, CHEST

Business Development

Robert Musacchio, PhD – Senior Vice President Business Development and
Chief Operating Officer, CHEST Enterprises

Sales and Business Development
Susan Gripentrog, MBA – Director, Sales and Business Development
Catherine Disch – Exhibits/Sponsorships Sales and Business Development Manager
Steve Fugiel, MBA – Sales and Business Development Manager
Toni DiOrio – Sales and Business Development Manager

Grants and Awards
Debra J Janiszewski – Director, Grants and Awards
Konstandina (Konnie) Dulu – Grants and Awards Assistant

Business Development Operations
Lisa Stanick, MBA – Director, Business Development Operations
Anna Fernandez, MPA – Operations Assistant
Teresa Tam – Administrative Assistant
Christopher Widmer, BS – Project Manager


Nicole Augustyn – Senior Vice President, Education
Tejuana S Williams – Coordinator, Education

Simulation, e-Learning and Innovation
Chad Jackson, MS, RRT – Senior Director, Simulation, e-Learning and Innovation
Debra Levinthal, DPM – Director, e-Learning
Ruth Adewuya, MD – Clinical Program Specialist
Christine Corbett, M.Ed – Program Specialist, e-Learning
Aleda Ealom – Program Manager, Simulation
Jennifer Livingston, EMT-P – Program Specialist, Simulation
Julie Murkowski – Coordinator, Simulation, eLearning and Innovation
Chandni Patel, RRT – Program Specialist, Clinical Simulation
Sharren Smith – Program Specialist, e-Learning
John Stangel, CCMEP – Program Specialist, Simulation

Education Operations and Annual Programming
Richard Schuch, Ed.D – Senior Director, Education Operations and Annual Programming
Robb Rabito, CHCP – Director, Education Operations
Abie Betts – Program Specialist, Annual Programming
Greg Lasko, MA, HRD – Program Manager, Educational and Instructional Design
Heather Dethloff, MA – Education and Accreditation Specialist
Rob Ramillosa – Coordinator, Annual Programming
Lilly Rodriguez – Program Specialist
Teresa Rodriguez – Program Specialist, Annual Programming
Jennifer Wahl – Program Manager, Annual Programming
Julie Weldon, BA – Program Specialist, Annual Programming

Clinical Guidelines
Lee Ann Fulton – Program Specialist, Guidelines
Patrick Mueller – Guidelines Assistant
Joe Ornelas, MS, PhD – Guideline Methodologist
Sheena Patel, MPH – Program Manager, Guideline Methodology

Finance and Information Technology

P. Stratton Davies, CPA – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ann Berends – Accountant
Danae Fragakis – Accountant  
Olivia Garconita – Senior Accountant
Jessica Johnston – Controller
Susan Rossiello, CPA – Senior Accountant
Chandan Shah – Senior Accounts Receivable Representative
Laurella Willis – Accounts Payable Representative

Information and Technology Services
Ronald Moen – Chief Information Officer
Adrian Feld – Director, CHEST Experience Support
Linda Tomczynski – Director, Information Management and Business Intelligence
Amando Boncales, MS – LMS and Online Service Specialist
Tiffany Breyne, MSM – Senior Web Specialist
Monica Fazekas – Project Manager
Missy Fleck – Senior CHEST Experience Support Specialist
Bena Gerber – Senior CHEST Experience Support Specialist
Deepa Gudipally – Manager, Application Development and Integration
Ali Khan, BA – Quality Assurance Analyst
Dan Meir, MBA – Data Analyst
Meggy Popa – CHEST Experience Support Specialist
Maggie Scarpaci – CHEST Experience Support Specialist
Kishor Sigdel, BS – Sitecore Architect
Kris Velilla – Senior IT Infrastructure Architect

Governance and Operations

Nancy MacRae – Senior Vice President
Dennis Coughlin – Facilities Manager

Meetings and Training Center Operations
Heather Nash, CMP – Senior Director, Meetings and Training Center Operations
Susan Harris – Meeting Planner
Erika Kowalczyk, CMP – Senior Meeting Planner
Paul Niemiec – Exhibits and Sponsorship Operations Manager
Jeanne Schaschwary – Training Center Operations and Sponsorship Development Manager

Strategic Planning and Operations
Jennifer Nemkovich, CAE – Senior Director, Strategic Planning and Operations
Lisa Alvarez – Project Manager
Beth Corey – NetWorks & Communication Manager
Katie Cox – Meeting & Training Center Operations Coordinator
Maggie Kosinski, MNM – Networks & Leadership Specialist
Mark M. Nagasawa, MA – Project Coordinator

Human Resources
Bill Rieser, SPHR, CCP – Director, Human Resources
Sarah Mitial, MA, HRD – Staffing Manager

Marketing and Communications

Sue Reimbold, MA – Senior Vice President 

PR and New Media
Kristi Bruno – Manager, Public Relations and New Media
Taylor Pecko-Reid – New Media Specialist
Janine Siegal – Marketing Content Specialist

Suzanne Sletto – Manager, Membership Strategy and Development
Marianna Pantelin – Membership Development Specialist
Emily Petraglia – Membership Promotion Specialist

Marketing Communications
Kathy Jewett, MA – Manager, Marketing Communications
Kathy Daniels, MBA, MSIMC – Senior Promotion Specialist
Claudia Egresits – Senior Branded Design Specialist
Tracy Sluciak, MA – Senior Communications Specialist
Christopher Troksa – Marketing Promotion Specialist

CHEST Foundation

Sue Reimbold, MA – Executive Director
Rudy Anderson – Director, Development & Foundation Operations
Chloe Daniels – Development Assistant
Karen Meyer – Development Manager

Publications and Digital Content

Stephen Welch – Senior Vice President and Publisher
Barb Anderson – Senior Editorial Coordinator
Pamela Goorsky – Manager, Editorial Resources
Laura Lipsey – Senior Editorial Coordinator
Patricia Micek, MBA – Subscriptions and Advertising Manager
Carla Miller – Journal Operations Coordinator
Jean Rice – Manager, CHEST Journal Operations
Martha Zaborowski – Senior Publications Specialist