Board of Directors

Sharman Lamka
President and Founder

Jolayne Thompson, BSW
Vice President and Founder

Howard Beckman, MD, FACP, FAACH
Director, Innovative Strategies for the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry    

Christopher Cousins, ChFC
Financial Architects, Inc.

Peter Kowalski
Vice President/Director of Sales, CBS Radio
Station Manager, WWJ News Radio 950

Valerie McLeod, RRT, TTS
Outpatient Pulmonary Manager
McLaren - Flint

Gregory R. Neagos, MD, FCCP
Spectrum Health Medical Group
Clinical Assistant Professor
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Mary Vidaurri, RN, PhD
President, MSV & Associates, LLC
Past Chief Operating Officer, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Rick Zahodnic, PhD, MBA, RRT, RPFT, AE-C
Clinical Coordinator
Respiratory Therapy Program
Macomb Community College
The FACES Foundation
Family And Caregiver Education & Support
The FACES Foundation
is a 501(c)(3)
Benefiting the many 'FACES' of those dealing with pulmonary illnesses: patients, families and
caregivers, as well as the unsung heroes in the respiratory profession.