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RI’s Casey Named to National Board of American Lung Assn

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


David Casey

Rhode Island’s David Casey has been named to the National Board of the American Lung Association.

Casey is one of two directors added to the board at their September meeting.

About Casey

Casey serves as Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer for CVS Health.

He joined the company in 2010 and is responsible for developing and driving diversity and engagement strategies across the company. He is also focused on ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded in CVS Health’s recruitment, talent development, performance management and succession planning efforts.

In previous roles, Casey was Chief Diversity Officer at WellPoint, where he led the development and execution of enterprise-wide strategies to leverage diversity management for the workforce, workplace, and marketplace.

Casey was also a Regional Director of Business Development for Bernard Hodes Group, where he consulted with regional, national and international clients. Casey is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served in Operation Desert Storm.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

The National Board of Directors

The American Lung Association national board of directors provides volunteer leadership and governance support to Lung Association staff working nationwide to drive forward a strategic plan to achieve the organization’s vision of a world free of lung disease, including lung cancer.

“We are delighted to announce additional board members that will guide the Lung Association as we work to maximize our mission and strengthen our role as the leading voice for lung disease patients and caregivers across the country. Our volunteer leadership brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the Lung Association, helping us improve the lung health of all Americans,” said American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold P. Wimmer.

The National Board of Directors is as follows:

  • Linn P. Billingsley, BSN, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Larry Blumenthal, Cave Creek, Ariz.
  • Michael F. Busk, M.D., MPH, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Cheryl A. Calhoun, CPA, MBA, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • David Casey, Woonsocket, R.I.
  • Christopher Carney, Perkasie, Pa.
  • Michael V. Carstens, Omaha, Neb.
  • Mario Castro, M.D., MPH, St. Louis, Mo.
  • John F. Emanuel, JD, Milwaukee, Wis., chair
  • Kathryn A. Forbes, CPA, Phoenix, Ariz., past chair
  • David G. Hill, M.D., Waterbury, Conn.
  • Sumita B. Khatri, MD, M.S., Cleveland, Ohio
  • Robert K. Merchant, MD, M.S., Billings, Mont.
  • Stephen J. Nolan, Esq., Baltimore, Md.
  • Stephen R. O'Kane, San Diego, Calif., secretary/treasurer
  • Harry Perlstadt, Ph.D., MPH, Haslett, Mich.
  • Jane Z. Reardon, MSN, APRN, CS, AE-C, Granby, Conn.
  • Al Rowe, Marion, Iowa
  • Penny J. Schilz, Eagle, Wis.
  • Kathleen M. Skambis, B.S., JD, MBA, Orlando, Fla.
  • Johnny A. Smith, Jr., St. Louis, Mo.
  • Jeffrey T. Stein, CFP, CRPS, Avon, Conn.
  • Karin A. Tollefson, PharmD, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Hanley H. Wheeler, Fisher, Ind.

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