Respiratory Health Association names new Senior Director of Programs
Respiratory Health Association recently announced Eileen Lowery, RN, MSN, AE-C, as Senior Director of Programs. Lowery, of Evanston, has seven years of experience at the association, and she most recently served as director of lung health initiatives.
In her new role, Lowery will oversee day-to-day operations of all the association's professional services and research activities. She will preside over the association’s programs and outreach for asthma, COPD, tobacco cessation and flu immunization. She will also serve as the association's liaison to the medical/scientific research community and other important stakeholder groups.
“Eileen’s experience in the medical field has been invaluable to our programs,” said Joel Africk, president/CEO. “Under her leadership, we will continue to expand and improve our programs to educate health care professionals, and serve people living with lung disease and their loved ones.”
Lowery’s previous experience includes serving as RHA’s coordinator of COPD and lung health initiatives, and as a pulmonary practice manager and pulmonary nurse clinician at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. She received her masters of science, community nurse specialist, from University of Illinois at Chicago. She received a bachelor of arts in health sciences from Western Illinois University and her nursing degree from Ravenswood Hospital School of Nursing. She is a member of the Chicago Respiratory Society, Nursing Assembly, American Public Health Association, Illinois Partnership for Cancer Prevention and Control, Oncology Nurses Society and Illinois Society for Cardiopulmonary Health and Rehabilitation.
“I am passionate about the programs we provide at Respiratory Health Association,” Lowery said. “It is a great honor to lead these programs, and I look forward to supporting people in our community who are affected by asthma, lung cancer, COPD and other lung diseases.”
Respiratory Health Association has been a local public health leader in Metropolitan Chicago since 1906. Today, the association addresses asthma, COPD, lung cancer, tobacco control and air quality with a comprehensive approach involving research, education and advocacy activities. For more information, visit www.lungchicago.org.