The California Society for Pulmonary Rehabilitation (CSPR) is a nonprofit organization, conceived in 1986 and incorporated in 1990 after several years of networking and planning by pulmonary rehabilitation health care professionals in California. The CSPR also welcomes Out-of-State members.
This State Society is comprised of Physicians, Respiratory Care Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Exercise Physiologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, as well as other health care professionals.
Goals of CSPR:
Provide an environment for networking among professionals caring for the complex needs of pulmonary patients.
Provide educational opportunities to improve knowledge and skills for clinical practice and research applications.
Promote and support guidelines for pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
Promote awareness of pulmonary health and rehabilitation for the patient, community, and health care professional.
Work closely with other professional organizations to promote common interests.
Nurture development and enhance the professional image of practitioners working with pulmonary patients.
Publicize and promote National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week.
Meet our Board of Directors State President: Aimee Kizziar, MHAL, BA, RRT-NPS (UC Davis Health) Immediate Past President: Lynn McCabe, RRT, RCP (Sharp Memorial) Northern region President: Missy Von Luehrte, BSN RN (El Camino Hospital) Southern region President: Vacant State Secretary: Missy Von Luehrte, BSN, RN Treasurer: Lisa Smith, PT, CLT (Long Beach Memorial Medical Center) Education: Sherry Harrington, RRT, RCP, EP (Washington Hospital) Membership & Website: Leslie Rusinak, RCP, CRT, AE-C and COPD-e (El Camino Hospital) and Susan Taylor Historian: Doranne Donesky, RN, PhD, NP (UC San Francisco) Clinical Practice: Vacant
Meet our Advocacy Group CSPR MAC Liaisons: Lana Hilling (RRT, RCP) and Aimee Kizziar, MHAL, BA, RRT-NPS CSPR MAC Resource Group Representatives: Lisa Smith, PT, CLT & Alisha Enochs, BA, RCP (Dignity Health Mercy San Juan)
CSCR MAC Liaison: Julie Rounds, MS, CES, RCEP, CSCS (St. Joes CSCR MAC Resource Group Representatives: Julia Kawada (John Muir Health)
DOTH 2018 & 2019: Missy Von Luehrte, BSN, RN Meet our 2019 Conference Committee Conference Co-Chairs: Aimee Kizziar, MHAL, BA, RRT-NPS and Lisa Smith, PT Exhibitor Liaison: Angela Coburn, RRT, RCP (UC Davis Health) and Maria Correa-Baylon, RRT, RCP (UC San Diego) Speaker Liaison: Missy Von Luehrte, BSN, RN Audio/Visual Liaison: Leslie Rusinak, RCP, CRT, AE-C and COPD-e Brochure Designer: Veronica Encarnacion, RRT-ACCS, RCP, BS (UC Davis Health) Web Designer: Susan Taylor