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AARC Announces Interim Chairs for Its Management and Diagnostics Specialty Sections

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August 2, 2010

AARC President Timothy Myers, BSRT, RRT-NPS, has appointed Cheryl Hoerr, MBA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC, and Michael Tracy, BA, RRT-NPS, RPFT, to serve as interim section chairs for the Management and Diagnostics Specialty Sections, respectively, until newly elected section chairs are seated in early December.

Former Management Section Chair Douglas Laher, MBA, RRT, recently accepted a position at the AARC Executive Office as an associate executive director, effective Sept. 1, 2010; Cheryl Hoerr will fill his position as Management Section chair. She is the Director of Respiratory and Sleep Services at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, MO, and has served on the AARC Program Committee.

Michael Tracy is a Neonatal-pediatric Pulmonary Function Specialist at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH. He was an At-Large Member of the AARC Board of Directors in 2009 and a BOD member from 2005 to 2007, when he chaired the Neonatal/Pediatrics Specialty Section. He has served on the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee since 2007.

“We are happy that Cheryl and Michael have volunteered to provide leadership of these specialty sections through the end of the year,” said President Myers. “I know they will serve as great leaders of these specialty sections and ensure the continuation of valuable opportunities for interaction between section members.”