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Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR)

Meet Our 2024-5 Members

PAR Members meet rigorous criteria as PAR brings the patient voice to all ATS work, including the ATS International Conference. Executives must be an employee at a registered 501c3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization that has a connection to pulmonary, critical care or sleep medicine that has a national scope and mission. The organization must have scientific/medical guidance. Program summary and financial disclosures are part of the application process. PAR Members serve a volunteer term of three years.  If you’d like to apply, please email par@thoracic.org for the application.

Donna Appell

CHAIR: Donna Appell, RN
Founder and Executive Director

HPS
Siri Vaeth, MSW

CHAIR-ELECT: Siri Vaeth, MSW
Executive Director

CFRI
Michele Manion

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR: Michele Manion
Executive Director
PCD
Paula Blonski

Paula Blonski
Founder
ARDS
De De Gardner

De De Gardner, DrPH, RRT, RRT-NPS, FCCP, FAARC
Director of Research and Evaluation
AAN
Matt Granato

Matt Granato, MBA, LLM
President, CEO
PHA
Joyce Kullman

Joyce Kullman
Executive Director
VF
Mary McGowan

Mary McGowan
Chief Executive Officer
FSR
Jon Hagstrom Chairman, BOD

Jon Hagstrom
Chairman, BOD
Alpha 1
Steve Park

Steve Park
Second Vice President
pap
Amy Skiba

Amy Skiba
Executive Director
Lung Transplant
Eliza Rista

Eliza Rista
President
Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia Association
ACDA