Board of Directors

The PERF Board of Directors

Richard Casaburi, PhD, MD

President

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Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Medical Co-Director, Rehabilitation Clinical Trials Center, The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

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Mary Burns, RN, BS

Executive Vice President

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Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, University Of California, Los Angeles (ret)

Alvin Grancell

Vice President

Anita Gash, BA, MPA

Treasurer

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Executive Director Admissions and Records, California State University, Dominguez Hills (ret.)
Diagnosed with COPD in 2017

Mary Barnett, RN

Chair

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President, Respiratory Institute, Upland, CA
Clinical Coordinator, Pulmonary Rehabilitation
City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA

Robert Chang, MD

Chair

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Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance (ret)

Chris Garvey FNP, MSN, MPA, MAACVPR

Chair

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UCSF Sleep Disorders and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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Ronald Oudiz, MD

Chair

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Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Investigator, The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Peter D. Pettler, Esq.

Chair

Janos Porszasz, MD, PhD

Chair

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Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Technical Director, Rehabilitation Clinical Trials Center, The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

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Harry B. Rossiter, PhD

Chair

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Associate Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Director of Research Training, Rehabilitation Clinical Trials Center, The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

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William W. Stringer, MD

Chair

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Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Medical Co-Director, Rehabilitation Clinical Trials Center, The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

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Brian L. Tiep, MD

Chair

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Medical Director, Respiratory Institute, Monrovia, CA
Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Medical Director, Smoking Cessation
City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA