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Strickland Joins AARC Executive Office Team

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September 20, 2012

Shawna Strickland

Shawna Strickland,
PhD, RRT-NPS

Shawna Strickland, PhD, RRT-NPS, will join the AARC as Associate Executive Director of Education later this year, following the retirement of current director Bill Dubbs. In her position, Strickland will oversee the development of educational programs for the AARC and its members. She will direct the continuing education operation for the organization and develop online and on-demand programming.

Dr. Strickland comes to the AARC from the University of Missouri where she is a Clinical Associate Professor. She was awarded a Fellow in the American Association for Respiratory Care (FAARC) pin in 2011 for her contributions to the profession and also holds an AE-C credential.

During her career, she has held positions in neonatal care, transport, general floor care, and education. In addition to the University of Missouri where she has worked since 2006, Dr. Strickland has also worked at Shriner’s Hospital, Southern Illinois University, Cardinal Glennon Medical Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Texas Children’s Hospital.

She currently serves the AARC in the House of Delegates and as coordinator of the Clinical Practice Guidelines evidence-based project. Additionally she has volunteered as executive camp director at Camp Catch-Ya-Breath in Missouri. Dr. Strickland has numerous speaking, writing, and research projects to her credit.

Bill Dubbs, who is currently in the position, will retire at the end of the year, having worked at the AARC since 1995.

“We welcome Shawna to our team. Her experience and energy will certainly be a great addition here as we bring our members more options for educational offerings in the future,” said Tom Kallstrom, AARC Executive Director and CEO. “And we offer our best wishes and thanks to Bill as he transitions into his retirement.”