Please review the candidate profiles and vote using the ballot at the bottom of the page. Voting ends on Friday June 26th. Membership will be verified
Andrea Forman MS, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS
Andrea graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, MA with a Bachelor of Science before attending Massasoit Community College to peruse a degree in Respiratory Care and recently completed her Master of Science and Respiratory Care Leadership at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She worked at Boston Medical Center for eight years treating adult, pediatric and neonatal patients prior to joining the team at University of Colorado Hospital- Metro Campus. Her interests include simulation based-education, quality improvement initiatives and critical care. She has spoken at the AARC National Conference and the CSRC state conference. She has served the board of directors as Secretary and is running for another term.
Justin S. Misuraca Ms. RRT-NPS, C-NPT
2017 Transport Therapist of the Year. An accomplished lecturer, teacher, mentor and volunteer. Consistently reaching out across healthcare fields to promote Respiratory Therapy. Currently working as the Program Director at Pima Medical Institute and serving as Metro Chapter President. He is running for reelection.
E. Dean Gleason RRT
Committed RT with 21 years of experience. Has experience as the Northern Colorado President and would like to once again help the RTs in the Northern Colorado region.
Kimberly Curtis RRT
Kimmy is an inspired Respiratory Therapist, ready to be involved in what is going great in the career field and the wonderful changes coming in patient care and technology. Kimmy has 21 years experience in the USAF as a frontline Intelligence work group manager, personnel, facilities & document security specialist. She was the PIMA student representative for the student chapter of CSRC for 2-years. She was also, nominated as PIMAs Respiratory Therapy student of the year in 2017. She has been serving on the board as interim Southern Chapter President. She is motivated and ready to jump in and serve as Southern Chapter President for a full term.
Scott Allen RRT
Scott has been a Respiratory Therapist since 2011. He started at St. Anthony’s Hospital where he learned what great therapists do from tremendous mentors, preceptors, and coworkers. He then moved to Buena Vista, Colorado where he became the manager and RT for the Lincare office, caring for patients in a large service area from Kenosha Pass to Wilkerson Pass, down into the Silverthorne/Breckenridge areas over into Vail and Eagle, and up to Poncha and Monarch Passes. He then took the opportunity to work at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, a critical access facility. He was a supervisor working with a wonderful manager and small respiratory care team. To continue to expand his experience, Scott took a position with St. Mary’s Hospital as a staff therapist on nights. He gained experience in the NICU and Pediatric Units. Scott recently became the manager for the Respiratory Care Department. These different experiences have allowed Scott to see the patient experience from hospital to home, from isolette to ICU. He has learned the importance of communicating within the team and building a team. Being a Respiratory Therapist is a second career for Scott. He has served on non-profit boards and committees. He hopes to use these experiences and skills to help serve and give back to the Respiratory Therapists who helped him along the way.
Austin Harlow RRT
Austin began his involvement with the CSRC while he was still a student. He was not only involved in many student chapter projects, he as well was the CSRC student delegate for the AARC conference. Even since graduating Austin has remained involved still with the CSRC.
Bill Christen RRT
This June will mark 30 years for me in the profession.
In that time, I have served roles as a staff therapist, anesthesia technician, home care branch manager as well as leadership.
I take my pride in my profession, the roles and responsibilities I hold and, the interdisciplinary collaborations that have helped me to provide the best care for the patients we serve.
Lastly, I think serving as a Director at Large for the CSRC, will help me give back to the profession and disciplines that have helped to shape me as a respiratory therapist.
Thank you for your consideration.
Corey Mohnike BS, RRT-ACCS
Corey has been a strong supporter of Respiratory Therapy his entire career. He always volunteering for committee’s and events that support health and Respiratory Care. He had been involved with the Nebraska Society for Respiratory Care (NSRC) his entire career and looks forward to becoming an active member of the Colorado Society for Respiratory Care (CSRC). He helped at every NSRC state meeting and has held several different seats including; Military Liaison Chair, Delegate and Vice-President. He looks forward to supporting the CSRC and promotes pushing our profession so every RT can work within our entire scope of practice.
Kayla Prario RRT
Kayla Prario is a dedicated respiratory therapist who has been an active member of the CSRC for years; before graduating from Pickens Tech she was a Chair in the Student Chapter and has been a Director at Large and the Student Chapter Liaison for the past two years. On top of participating in the Board she is an active advocate for the respiratory community frequenting ALA, AARC, HOD, and other pulmonary awareness events. She is looking forwards to having another successful term assisting with the Student Chapter and having the next generation of therapists become excited, active memebers as well.
Randi Barela MHA-RRT
Randi has been a Respiratory Therapist for the past five years and currently just finished her Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration. She is always looking for ways to grow in her career and motivates those around her to always do the same. In any challenge, Randi is always willing to collaborate as a team to overcome as many obstacles to achieve success. She is passionate about her career, gives quality and compassionate care towards her patients and can always make a connection with those who cross her path. Aside from her education and career as a Respiratory Therapist, she enjoys being a mother of her 7 and 3 year old boys. Randi is always doing her best to set a great example for the Respiratory Therapy community with a professional and positive attitude.
Shawnee W. Van Damme RRT ACCS NPS AE-C FCCS
Shawnee’s experience within the Respiratory Therapy field is diverse. Completing her schooling with the US Navy she has been a therapist since 2013. Some of her experiences include adult inpatient ICU’s, children’s hospital and outpatient pulmonary/sleep clinics. She has completed several challenging courses with the US Navy molding her into team player and adaptable to change. She would make a great member of the board because she is passionate about the Respiratory Therapy field and helping it grow.