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IVUN Board Members & Committees

International Ventilator Users Network, an affiliate of Post-Polio Health International, is governed by a Board of Directors and has a paid staff of two. Accounting, design and editorial services are provided by independent contractors.

Honorary Board Members are recognized for their contributions and loyalty to IVUN and to the disability community at large. (These members do not have voting privileges and are not entitled to participate in meetings or other activities of the directors.)

The Medical Advisory Committee is composed of open-minded health care professionals who are experts in their field and who support IVUN's philosophy about independent living. Members must be knowledgeable about the late effects of polio and demonstrate the ability to think analytically and strategically in advising IVUN on medical matters. The chair will be a Board member and is responsible for communications between the committee and the Board. The committee composition will represent health care professionals in diverse areas of specialization (e.g., physiatry, pulmonology, occupational therapy) and a balance of backgrounds (e.g., geographic, cultural, gender).


Board of Directors

William G. Stothers, President/Chairperson
San Diego, California

Saul J. Morse, Vice President
Legal Counsel, Brown Hay & Stephens, LLP
Springfield, Illinois


Marny K. Eulberg, MD, Secretary
St. Anthony’s Family Medical Center
Westminster, Colorado

Richard W. Hokamp, Treasurer
Attorney-at-Law
Saint Louis, Missouri


Carol Vandenakker Albanese, MD
UC Davis Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
Sacramento, California

Brenda Jo Butka, MD
Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
Nashville, Tennessee

Elizabeth Lounsbury
North Markstay, Ontario, Canada

Sandra Loyer, LMSW
University of Michigan Health System (Ret)
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Frederick M. Maynard, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Marquette, Michigan

Padma H. Reichwald, MS.SBB
New Windsor, New York

Allison Roller, MA
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Martin B. Wice, MD
Center for Advanced Medicine, Neuroscience Center
Saint Louis, Missouri

Daniel J. Wilson, PhD
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA


Honorary Board

Augusta S. Alba, MD
Coler Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility, Roosevelt Island, New York

Allen I. Goldberg, MD, MM, FAAP, FACPE, FCCP
Pediatric Home Health, Loyola University Medical Center (retired), Chicago, Illinois

Lauro S. Halstead, MD
National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Community and Education Relations, The Boeing Company, Chicago, Illinois

Maurice Sonnenberg
New York, New York

Stanley K. Yarnell, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (retired), San Francisco, California


IVUN Medical Advisory Committee

John R. Bach, MD
University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey

Joshua Benditt, MD, FCCP
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

Brenda Jo Butka, MD
Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee

Selma H. Calmes, MD
Chairman & Professor, Olive View/UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, California

Karen Dikeman, MA, CCC-SLP
Silvercrest Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation, Jamaica, New York

Peter C. Gay, MD, FCCP
Mayo Clinic/Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota

Diana Guth, BA, RRT
Home Respiratory Care, Los Angeles, California

Nicholas S. Hill, MD
Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Virginia Simson Nelson, MD, MPH
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Aroonwan Preutthipan, MD, FCCP
Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Anita K. Simonds, MD, FRCP
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, London, England

 

 

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