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Executive Office

Robert Musacchio, PhD – CEO/EVP
Suzanne Sletto, CAE – Chief of Staff to the CEO and Senior Director, Org Affairs
Karen Caraher – Executive Assistant
John Rather – General Counsel


Jennifer Nemkovich, CAE – Chief Operations Officer and SVP, Operations

Human Resources

Melissa Roberts, SHRM-CP –HR Director
Vanessa Rancine – Recruiting Specialist

Volunteer Operations

Emily Petraglia – Senior Manager, Volunteer Operations
Maggie Kosinski, MNM – Manager, Volunteer Engagement
Michelle Kosobucki – Volunteer Engagement Specialist
Katlyn Froslan – Volunteer Engagement Specialist

Meetings and Events

Jody Egel – Director, Meetings and Events
Susan Harris – Meeting Planner
Jeanne Schashwary – Training Center Operations Manager
Kelly Sliwinski – Meeting Planner
Karen Whitebloom – Meeting Manager


Jonathan Detrich – Director, PMO
Beth Corey – Senior Project Manager
Erika Devine, MS, CSM, CSPO – Senior Product Owner
Anna Fernandez, MPA – PMO Specialist
Mateo Velilla – PMO Specialist

Data Governance, Business Insights and Analytics

Dave Hendricks – Director, Data Strategy and Operations
Cole Grover – Data Governance Manager
Ziyad Nazem – Advanced Analytics Product Manager
Gabija Gasiunaite – Data Analyst
Greg Lasko, MA, HRD – Manager, Planning and Evaluation
Rob Ramillosa – Planning and Evaluation Specialist
Dongchul Yoo, PhD – Senior Data Engineer

Information and Security Infrastructure

Kris Velilla – Director, Information Security
Dominic Fidanza – IT Generalist, Applications
Alvin Mercen – Technical Support Specialist

Information and Technology

Manuel Alfaro – Senior Director, Information & Technology
Deepthi Kalva – Application Developer

CHEST Experience Support

Adrian Feld – Director, CHEST Experience Support
Missy Fleck – CHEST Experience Support Specialist
Gabrielle Morrison – CHEST Experience Support Specialist
Mary Rodriguez – CHEST Experience Support Specialist
Maggie Scarpaci – CHEST Experience Support Specialist
Anabel Uribe – CHEST Experience Support Specialist

Learning and Enterprise Systems

Morgan Jacobus – Senior Manager, Enterprise and Learning Systems
Kevin Jansen – Senior Learning Systems Specialist
Katie Davies, MEd – Business Analyst
Terri Wilkinson – Web Specialist

Finance and Facilities

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


Dennis Coughlin – Senior Facility Manager


Mark Ruenz – Director, Finance
Robin Billiter – Accounts Payable Specialist
Jacquelin Burke – Accounting Coordinator
Danae Fragakis – Manager, Accounts Receivable and Affiliates
Olivia Garconita – Senior Manager, Accounting Operations
Jane Pyke – Accounting Coordinator
Susan Rossiello, CPA – Senior Accountant
Teresa Tam – Payroll & Finance Manager
Christopher Widmer – Contracts Manager


Nicki Augustyn – Publisher & Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications, and Publishing


Jonathan Iaccarino, MD – Director, Guidelines and Statements
Lee Ann Fulton – Program Manager, Guideline Operations

Brand and Public Relations

Susan Rice – Director, Communications and Creative Strategies
Tina Le – Social Media Marketing Specialist
Claudia Egresits – Senior Branded Design Specialist
David Gal – Digital Media Production Manager

Marketing, Membership and Digital Experience

Kathy Jewett, MA – Director, Membership and Brand Development
Casey Keske – Senior Manager, Marketing Communications
Heather Watkins – Manager, Online Series and Features
Lauren Hughes – Senior Marketing Specialist
Marianna Pantelin, LPN – Senior Membership Specialist


Barb Anderson – Senior Editorial Coordinator
Pamela Goorsky – Manager, Editorial Resources
Laura Lipsey – Senior Editorial Coordinator
Carla Miller – Journal Operations Coordinator
Laura Riordan – Managing Editor
Melanie Bernard – Editorial Coordinator
Martha Zaborowski – Senior Manager, Publications


James Young, PhD – Chief Learning Officer and Senior Vice President of Education

Live Learning and Education Operations

Richard Schuch, Ed.D. – Senior Director, Live Learning and Education Operations
Aleda Ealom – Director, Live Learning and Simulation
Lisa Alvarez – Director, Learning Events
Christine Alwahab – Simulation Program Specialist
Margaret Gates – CHEST Annual Meeting Coordinator
Abie Gregorash – Annual Programming Specialist
Patrick Mueller – Simulation Program Specialist
Teresa Rodriguez – Manager, CHEST Annual Meeting
Samantha Van Tilburg – Simulation Program Specialist
Julie Weldon – Manager, International Learning
Alexandra Zurbuchen – Simulation Program Specialist

Program Development

Robb Rabito, CHCP – Senior Director, Program Development
Sandra Han, AM, PMP – Director, Program Development
Melissa Bustamante – Patient Education Program Specialist
Shaun Davies – Learning Experience Design Specialist
Tyescia Jackson – Accreditation Specialist
Madeline Lee, MS – Senior Specialist, Instructional Design
Christina Lorenzo, MS – Manager, Game-Based Learning
Abbigail Perillo – Coordinator, Learning Experience Design
Lilly Rodriguez – Senior Manager, Learning Development
Sharren Smith, MAHRD – Senior Specialist, Instructional Design
Karla Velilla, LSSGB – Specialist, Program Development


Debra Janiszewski – Chief Development Officer and SVP, Business Development
Linda Tomczynski – Senior Director, Industry and Analytics Operations
Terri Horton-O'Connell – Director, Grant and Proposal Development
Janet Amesse – Market Growth Manager
Rachel Cahill – Market Growth Specialist
Josh Coe – Senior Manager, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales
Jean Davis – Sponsorship and Exhibits Sales Coordinator
Konstandina Dulu, MA – Manager, Grants and Awards
Brian Fitzgerald – Business Development Manager


Chad Jackson, MS, RRT, FCCP – Chief Innovation Officer
Christopher Troksa, MS – Business Insights Senior Manager
Clay Hamlet – Innovation Specialist


Rudy Anderson – VP, Fundraising and Executive Director, Foundation
Angela Perillo, MBA – Director, Foundation Development and Operations
Caitlin Moroney – Individual Giving Manager