2021 Election Profiles

Secretary: Denice Townsend

Employer: Logansport Memorial Hospital

Cardiopulmonary Manager since 2014

Education:

  • AS in Applied Science Ivy Tech Indianapolis, In. 1988
  • BS Healthcare Management Indiana Wesleyan University 2018
  • Master’s Organizational Leadership Indiana Wesleyan University 2021

AARC / ISRC Member since 2015

AARC / ISRC Involvement:

  • ISRC Chapter 3 Director 2016-2020
  • ISRC Member of Nominations and Elections Committee 2020, 2021
  • ISRC Chairperson Nominations and Elections Committee 2020, 2021
  • ISRC Member of the Awards Committee 2021
  • ISRC Executive Board – Interim Secretary 2020-2021
Chapter 1 Director: Jim Laging

Employer: Franciscan Hammond Respiratory Manager.

Education:

  • BS in Healthcare Management

AARC / ISRC Member since 2004

AARC / ISRC Involvement:

  • Have presented at various society conferences
Chapter 2 Director: Nikki Kyle

Employer: Ivy Tech Respiratory Program Chair.

Education:

AARC / ISRC Member since

AARC / ISRC:

Chapter 3 Director: Beth Szerdy

Employer: Hill-Rom

Acute Care Specialist-Respiratory

Education:

  • Indiana University bachelor
  • Ivy Tech RT

AARC/ I SRC Member since 2003

AARC / ISRC Involvement:

  • Chapter 3 Director 2019
Chapter 4 Director: Beth Summit

Employer: Riley Children’s Hospital Indiana University Health

Education:

  • BS in Respiratory Therapy from Indiana University,
  • MA in Christian Ministry in Homiletics from Liberty University

AARC / ISRC Member since 1995

AARC/ISRC:

  • Chapter 4 director for 2 years
  • Participate in fundraisers and conferences for many years
Chapter 5 Director: Chris Jones

Employer: Community Hospital Anderson

Manager of Respiratory Care, PFT, and Pulmonary Rehab

Education:

  • AS Respiratory Care (Ivy Tech)
  • BS Management (IUPUI)
  • MBA (WGU),

AARC/ I SRC Member since 2011

AARC/ISRC:

  • Chapter 5 Director 2017 – present.
Chapter 6 Director: Jimmy McKanna

Employer: Director of Respiratory Therapy, Cardiac / Pulmonary Rehab, the Fitness Center and Hospital at Home Union Health

Education:

  • BS – Indiana State University (2004)
  • AS – Resp Therapy (2007),
  • Current program – MBA – Indiana Wesleyan (proj. 2023)

AARC / ISRC Member since 2006

AARC / ISRC

  • Chapter Director since 2019
Chapter 7 Director: Susan Wynn

Employer: Director of Respiratory and Sleep Services, Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, IN

Education:

  • BSRT, University of Southern Indiana
  • MSM, Master of Science in Management

AARC / ISRC Member since 1981

AARC / ISRC Involvement:

  • Program Committee since 2015
  • Chapter 7 Director
  • Respiratory Initiative 2 years

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