From Pulmonary Rehab to Military Training, Members Share Expertise With Community

 Published: March 24, 2022

By: Heather Willden


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AARC member Matt Thomas, RRT, RRT-NPS, RPSGT, was featured in this video on about National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week. Watch it Here

AARC members Amanda Shaffer, BSRC, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, and Bessie Brooks, PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, were featured in an article on the UVA website about the two-year anniversary of COVID-19. Read it Here

AARC members Sara Smith, MHA, RRT, and Jennifer Thompson, BS, RRT, were pictured in an article in the Citizen Tribune about a Drager Evita Infinity V500 mechanical ventilator that was donated to their respiratory care program at Walters State Community College. Read it Here

AARC member John Sessums, MS, CRT, was featured in this article on the 59th Medical Wing website about a military training exercise he took part in for the CPET. Read it Here

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Heather Willden

Heather Willden is the Director of Governance and Strategic Initiatives for the AARC where she works with state affiliates as the HOD liaison. She also manages DEI efforts and strategic initiatives. Connect with her about these topics by email, AARConnect or LinkedIn. When she's not working, you can find her podcasting with her husband, exploring new hiking trails, photographing, and spending time with her family.

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