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Our Mission

The American Thoracic Society improves global health by advancing research, patient care, and public health in pulmonary disease, critical illness, and sleep disorders. Founded in 1905 to combat TB, the ATS has grown to tackle asthma, COPD, lung cancer, sepsis, acute respiratory distress, and sleep apnea, among other diseases.

"The culture of ATS is incredibly supportive and kind. I've been able to grow in my career and pursue skills I am passionate about, while being mentored by a great manager and team who respect and appreciate me as a person."

Megan Murphy
Production Editor,

Our Staff Leaders

Executive Office
Chief Executive Officer

Karen J. Collishaw, MPP, CAE

Managing Director of Governance and Leadership Development

Nicola Black

Assembly Programs
Managing Director of Assembly, Research and Award Programs

Miriam Rodriguez

Communications and Marketing
Managing Director of Communications and Marketing

Kevin Tuerff

Corporate & Strategic Alliances
Chief, Strategic Alliances and Development

Michelle Turenne

Documents & Patient Education
Chief, ATS Guidelines and Documents

Kevin Wilson, MD

Education Programs
Chief of Learning

Carrie Smith, MS, CAE

Evidence Dissemination and Implementation
Managing Director of Evidence Dissemination and Implementation

Amy Farrell Stern

Finance and Administration
Chief Financial Officer

Patricia C. Huie

Government Relations
Chief, Advocacy & Government Relations

Gary Ewart, MHS

Information Technology
Managing Director of Information Technology

Satish Williams

Member Engagement & Global Health
Managing Director of Member Engagement and Global Health

Cristina Braz

Meeting Services
Managing Director of Meeting Services

Emily Catanzaro, CMP

People and Culture
Managing Director of People and Culture

Rhina Guzman, PHR

Chief, Journals

Diane Gern, MA

Members interested in speaking with specific ATS staff should email the Memberhip Concierge at

“I feel trusted, heard, and supported. The collaborative spirit at ATS is unparalleled. Working across teams, learning from diverse skill sets, and collectively striving towards common goals has been exceptional. It feels like a cohesive society, not merely a workplace."

Bhavya Adduri
Data Administrator,
Information Technology


Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Partial 403b Company Match
LinkedIn Learning
Employee Engagement Programming
Learning Reimbursement
Hybrid Work Environment
Work from Anywhere (4 weeks)
Generous vacation, holiday, personal, birthday, and sick time

Open Roles

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ATS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, ATS offers reasonable accommodation in the hiring and employment process for individuals with disabilities.  Accordingly, if you require reasonable accommodation to fully participate in the application or hiring process you may request reasonable accommodation at any time.

"ATS is a mission driven organization with a culture that encourages its staff to work together towards the same goals. Our core values are working in harmony with professionalism for advancing professional development and innovation to make a difference in other people’s lives.”

Elizabeth Kay Guzman
Director, Education

"Through teamwork, we all have the opportunity to bring ATS's mission statement to life and leave our mark, by enhancing global respiratory health. It’s wonderful how every single person on the team made me feel welcomed since day 1, which made me feel confident in carrying out my tasks.”

Jadir Oliveira
Senior Project Management Specialist,
Global Health

ATS is an equal employment opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals.  ATS will not discriminate against any applicant for employment, employee, or intern on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  ATS also prohibits harassment of applicants for employment, employees or interns based on any of these protected categories.  It is ATS’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.