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EFFORTS — PO Box 20241
Kansas City, MO 64195–0241
Ph: 1–866–END–COPD
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Amazon sends collected donations to charities quarterly. Thank you for your participation.



EFFORTS Committee Structure



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Executive Board

The Executive Board consists of the President and Vice President and the Board of Directors. They shall make all final decisions regarding the direction, and day to day operation of EFFORTS, including approval of all functions and projects as developed by appointed Teams and Project Directors.

Linda Watson, President
Edna Fiore
Jean Rommes
Jim Nelson
Mary Nelson
John Linnell
Joy Hobbs
Debbie Snodell, Secretary


Respiratory Care Practitioner

Mark W. Mangus, Sr. RRT, RCP, RPFT, ACCP


List Managers

Linda Watson
Joy Hobbs
Nancy Behrendt


✢ ✢ Deceased ✢ ✢

Mickey Wagner, Vice Pres, Co–founder Jan 20, 2000
Pat Crowe, List Manager, Nov 3, 2006
Gary Bain, President, Co–founder Aprl 30, 2008
Frank Barrett Vice Pres Nov 27, 2008
Thomas L Petty, MD, Ask Dr Tom, Medical Dec 12, 2009
Joan Esposito Vice Pres, Newsletter Dec 27, 2011
Sharon Adkins, Co–founder Dec 30, 2012