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Executive Office

Stephen J. Welch - Interim EVP/CEO

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

Sales and Business Development
Susan Gripentrog, MBA – Senior 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
Steve Mandell – Sales Manager
Dan Rice – Sales and Business Development Manager

Grants and Awards
Debra Janiszewski – Director, Grants and Awards
Konstandina Dulu, MA – Grants Specialist

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

Meetings and Training Center Operations
Heather Nash, CMP – Senior Director, Meetings and Training Center Operations
Lisa Alvarez – Project Manager
Katie Cox – Meeting & Training Center Operations Coordinator
Susan Harris – Front Desk Coordinator
Erika Kowalczyk, CMP – Senior Meeting Planner
Erica Linskey – Meeting Planner
Julie Murkowski – Travel Coordinator
Paul Niemiec – Exhibits and Sponsorship Operations Manager
Jeanne Schaschwary – Training Center Operations and Sponsorship Development Manager

CHEST Enterprises

Robert Musacchio, PhD – Chief Operating Officer
Mark Frankel – Senior Director - Data Analytics
Anric Perez – Data Analytics Product Manager


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

Simulation, e-Learning and Innovation
Chad Jackson, MS, RRT, FCCP – Senior Director, Simulation, e-Learning and Innovation
Debra Levinthal, DPM – Director, e-Learning
Ruth Adewuya, MD – Manager, Partner Programs
Christine Corbett, M.Ed – Program Specialist, e-Learning
Aleda Ealom – Program Manager, Simulation
Jennifer Livingston, EMT-P – Program Specialist, Simulation
Sharren Smith – Program Specialist, e-Learning
John Stangel, CCMEP – Program Specialist, Simulation
Jasmine Turner – Coordinator, Partner Education Programs

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 – Manager, Instructional Design
Heather Dethloff, MA – Education and Accreditation Specialist
Rob Ramillosa – Coordinator, Education Operations
Lilly Rodriguez – Program Specialist, Grant Funded Programs
Teresa Rodriguez – Program Specialist, Annual Programming
Jennifer Wahl – Program Manager, Annual Programming
Julie Weldon – Program Specialist, Annual Programming

Clinical Practice Guidelines and Quality
Vanessa Shorte, MPH – Director, Clinical Practice Guidelines and Quality
Lee Ann Fulton – Program Manager, Guideline Operations
Patrick Mueller – Guidelines Assistant
Sheena Patel, MPH – Program Manager, Guideline Methodology

Finance and Information Technology

P. Stratton Davies, CPA – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Dennis Coughlin – Facilities Manager

Ann Berends – Accountant
Danae Fragakis – Accountant  
Olivia Garconita – Senior Accountant
Susan Rossiello, CPA – Senior Accountant
Chandan Shah – Senior Accounts Receivable Representative
Teresa Tam – Accounts Payable, Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Information and Technology Services
Ronald Moen – Chief Information Officer
Adrian Feld – Director, CHEST Experience Support
Cheryl Myers – Director of User Experience, Mobile, and Web
Linda Tomczynski – Director, Information Management and Business Intelligence
Tiffany Breyne, MSM – Senior Web Specialist
Samuel Dietzmann – IT Infrastructure Technician
Missy Fleck – Senior CHEST Experience Support Specialist
Bena Gerber – Senior CHEST Experience Support Specialist
Cole Grover – Data Analyst
Deepa Gudipally – Manager, Application Development and Integration
Kevin Jansen – LMS Specialist
Ali Khan – Quality Assurance Analyst
Ziyad Nazem – Data Analyst
Meggy Popa – CHEST Experience Support Specialist
Mary Rodriguez – CHEST Experience Call Specialist
Maggie Scarpaci – CHEST Experience Support Specialist
Kishor Sigdel – Sitecore Architect
Kris Velilla – Senior IT Infrastructure Architect


Jennifer Nemkovich, CAE – Chief Strategy Officer
Karen Caraher – Executive Assistant

Leadership Operations and NetWork Development
Suzanne Sletto, CAE – Director, Leadership Operations and NetWork Development
Beth Corey – NetWorks & Communication Manager
Maggie Kosinski, MNM – NetWorks & Leadership Specialist

Human Resources
Sarah Mitial, MA, HRD – Senior Organization Development & Recruitment Manager

Marketing and Communications

Sue Reimbold, MA – Senior Vice President 

Communications, Media and Marketing
Kristi Bruno – Director of Communications, Media, and Marketing
Vanessa Claude – Communications, Media, and Marketing Specialist
Kathy Daniels, MBA, MSIMC – Senior Promotion Specialist
Claudia Egresits – Senior Branded Design Specialist
Kathy Jewett, MA – Manager, Marketing Communications
Marianna Pantelin, LPN – Membership Development and Donor Relations Specialist
Taylor Pecko-Reid – New Media Specialist
Emily Petraglia – Membership Promotion Specialist
Janine Siegal – Marketing Content Specialist
Christopher Troksa – Marketing Promotion Specialist

CHEST Foundation

Sue Reimbold, MA – Executive Director
Rudy Anderson, CAE – Development Director
Chloe Daniels – Programs & Communications Specialist
Christine Davis – Development Director

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 – Publications Business and Analytics Manager
Carla Miller – Journal Operations Coordinator
Jean Rice – Manager, CHEST Journal Operations
Martha Zaborowski – Senior Publications Specialist