Public Advisory Roundtable

Chair Michele Manion, BS Minneapolis, MN
Chair-Elect Donna J. Appell, RN Oyster Bay, NY
Immediate Past Chair Kari L. Rosbeck Silver Spring, MD
Committee Member Angel Soto danvers, MA
Committee Member Jennifer Mefford Chicago, IL
Committee Member Kathy Page Smithton, MO
Committee Member Kim Parham, RN Hendersonville, TN
Committee Member Kristen Willard, MS Washington, DC
Committee Member Marie Mascia-Rand Burbank, CA
Committee Member Mary McGowan Chicago, IL
Committee Member Siri Vaeth, MSW Palo Alto, CA
Committee Member Susan Sherman, BS, MHA Cincinnati, OH
Committee Member - Membership Chair Tonya Winders Vienna, VA
Staff Courtney L. White New York, NY
Staff Bridget Burns New York, NY

The ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (ATS PAR) represents a core component of the Society and a mutually beneficial partnership wherein organizations that represent persons affected by respiratory diseases, sleep-related conditions, or critical illnesses collaborate to advance their shared educational, research, patient care, and advocacy missions. ATS PAR brings the patient’s perspective to the Society and provides the Board with strategic guidance for retaining patients and families as a central focus of all ATS activities and programs.

Benchmarks for 2021-2022

1) Serve as a resource to the ATS documents development committee to provide patients to any document working group desiring the patient perspective during the current project proposal/renewal cycle;
2) Serve as a resource to the International Conference committee by providing patient speakers to select scientific sessions at the 2022 International Conference;
3) Work with the ATS Funds For the Future to develop an unrestricted research grant funded by multiple PAR members to be awarded in the 2022 ATS research grant cycle;
4) Represent the patient perspective on ATS committees as well as other applicable ATS activities requiring a patient presence, to include the annual Hill Day.