AARC Election 2024 — Raymond Pisani


Raymond Pisani

Manager Cardiopulmonary, Sleep Disorders Center, EEG, and Wound Care
Ochsner Health System – St. Mary Campus
Member Since: 1983

AARC Activities:

  • AARC Board Member – Director At Large, 2019 – Present
  • AARC Board Liaison Diagnostic Section 2021- Present
  • AARC Advocacy Government Affairs Committee 2021- Present
  • AARC PACT 2015- Present
  • Fellow of the AARC (FAARC), 2014
  • AARC Co-Chair Standard 1.01 Task Force 2021-2022
  • AARC Committee Member – BOMA (Committee to explore Respiratory in Physician Offices and outside of acute care) 2022
  • AARC Leadership Scholarship Reviewer 2020-2022
  • AARC Membership Committee 2012-2017
  • AARC State Government Affairs Co-Chair 2013-2017
  • AARC Bylaws 2015-2017
  • AARC Chair Bylaws 2016
  • AARC Co-Chair Bylaws 2015

House of Delegates Activities:

  • House of Delegates 2010-2019
  • HOD Elections Committee 2013-2015
  • HOD Co-Chair Elections Committee 2015

Affiliate Activities:

  • Tristate Respiratory Care Conference Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama
    • Appointed to Board of Directors 2007 To Present
    • Program Co-Chair of Conference 2008
    • Program Chair of Conference 2009-2010
    • Chairman Tristate Conference 2011
    • Treasurer 2012-2023
    • Registration Chairman 2012-2023
    • Exhibits Chairman 2014-2016
  • Louisiana Society For Respiratory Care
    • Executive Committee 1997, 2000-2003, 2006-2017, 2019
    • Past President 2012, 2016
    • President 2010-2015
    • President Elect 2009
    • Treasurer 1997, 2000-2003, 2006-2008
    • Past Treasurer 2009
    • Parliamentarian 1998, 2000
    • Chairperson Chapter Affairs 1995-1999
    • Pelican Bowl Committee 1993
    • Budget and Audit 2001-2003, 2005-2016
    • Legislative Committee 2000, 2003-2004, 2007, 2009, 2012-2016, 2019
    • Education Committee 2001-2005, 2009-2022
    • Education – Exhibits Chair 2018-2019
    • Public Relations Co-Chair 2000
    • Respiratory Care Advisory Committee – LSBME 1997-2023
    • Nominations Chair 2009, 2013-2014
    • Elections Chair 2009, 2013-2014
    • Bylaws 2009-2016
    • Bylaws Chair 2012
    • LSRC Planning Committee AARC International Congress New Orleans 2012, 2019
  • LSRC Bayou Chapter 7
    • President 1993, 1994
    • Symposium Committee 1992-1994
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
    • Gubernatorial Appointment to Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners Advisory Committee on Respiratory Care by Governor Mike Foster 1297
    • Chairman Advisory Committee on Respiratory Care 2007 To Present

Related Organizations:

  • Ochsner Health System Retro Resource Group 2022 – Present
  • American Heart Association
  • BLS Instructor Training Center Faculty Ochsner Training Center 1986-Present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor 1989-Present
  • Louisiana Asthma Surveillance Collaborative Board Under Department Health Hospital Board Member 2012, 2014


  • 2003 Bachelor of Science Degree Nicholls State University Thibodaux Louisiana
  • 1986 Associate Applied Sciences
  • 1986 NBRC CRT
  • 1993 NBRC RRT
  • 1995 NBRC NPS
  • 2015 NBRC ACCS
  • 2014 AARC FAARC

Elections Committee Questions:

What do you see as the biggest challenge facing the profession of respiratory care, and what do you recommend the ARC do to address it?

The biggest challenge we’re facing as an organization is membership and visibility of the AARC’s mission and vision. The AARC BOD and Executive Office Staff have been instrumental in finalizing and executing the AARC Strategic Plan. This will move our profession forward and engage our membership with the benefits and value of being a member. The plan aligns our goals with all initiatives in building the framework to the future of our organization. The Board and Executive Office Staff recently completed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training to enhance our education on diverse ways we can better serve our membership.

Healthcare is changing more rapidly than ever. What ideas do you have to help today’s respiratory therapist meet these changes?

First, we need to focus on the RT shortage. As a profession, we need to advance the collaboration with the AARC, NBRC, and CoARC to raise public awareness with the More RT Campaign. Education, Mentorship, and Shadowing needs to focus on the younger school age students in developing their career path. Promote and support telemedicine programs to provide education out of the hospital settings. Healthcare reimbursements are decreasing, and consumers are shopping their medical services for the best cost available. Respiratory Therapist need to demonstrate their multidisciplinary approach to our expertise in Pulmonary Disease Management. We need to be proactive in providing these services in the Outpatient arena away from the traditional hospital setting.

Role-Specific Questions:

Your role as Director-at Large is to represent the general AARC membership. If given the opportunity to represent, how would you use your skills and experience to advance and advocate for the respiratory care profession?

With my experience as a Respiratory Manager and member of the AARC Board of Directors, I will work with the AARC Board along with the Executive Office in continuing to institute the AARC Strategic Plan in moving the organization forward. I am aware that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is important to membership, and I am committed to instilling these values in our organization. I believe that higher degree advancements from BS through APRT are the gold standard that needs to be achieved. We are truly the Pulmonary Experts and the extenders of physicians. Furthermore, this will help move us forward with advocating in our future legislation efforts.

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