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About Us

We’re All About Breathing ®

Breathe Pennsylvania, headquartered in Cranberry Township, PA, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps residents of western Pennsylvania achieve and maintain optimal lung health through education, prevention, awareness and direct services.

For the last century, Breathe Pennsylvania has been a pioneer in the fight against lung disease. In 1905, the Pittsburgh Sanatorium, known as the “House on the Hill,” was opened by the organization in what is now the Hill District. The hospital provided local tuberculosis patients with the only known remedy for the disease at the time – rest and fresh air.

Throughout its rich history, Breathe Pennsylvania has been a leader in providing people with the tools and knowledge to become advocates for their own lung health by continually expanding programs and services to educate the community on chronic lung diseases including tuberculosis, COPD and asthma. Breathe Pennsylvania also provides smoking cessation services and resources for individuals and businesses alike.

Breathe Pennsylvania’s programs and services are available to residents of 10 counties including Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland. To learn more about Breathe Pennsylvania programs and services, volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, contact us today.

Our Mission

Breathe Pennsylvania’s mission is to empower western Pennsylvanians to breathe better and live healthier through education and awareness of lung health in our community.

Our Vision

The organization’s vision is to impact respiratory disease through increased program reach by serving as a conduit between consumers, the community, and providers, and by supporting life-changing education and lung health research.

Our Staff

Carla A. Conrad, MS, RRT-NPS

Executive Director

Marianne Drevna, BS, LRCP

Director of Adult Lung Health Education and Programs

Kathleen Fornelli

Administrative Assistant of Educational Programs and Services

Douglas Kaup

Building Maintenance and Program Logistics Manager

Rebecca Kishlock, BA, CTTS

Director of Tobacco Cessation and Education Programs

Alison Garcia, BS, MLS

Program Associate

Jessica Schuman, RN, BSN, AE-C®

Director of Asthma Education and Programs

Jeannie Simms, BA, AE-C®

Senior Director of Asthma Education and Programs 

Tami Rock

Controller/Director of Human Resources

Board Of Directors

President

Bruce A. Bush, MD

Vice President

Nina Zetty, EdD

Secretary

Ross D. Chambers, CFP

Treasurer

James E. Gnecco

Board Members

Amy L. Amond, PharmD
Councilman Thomas Baker
Tiffany DuMont, DO
David Groll

Maxine C. Kopiec, RN, BS
David A. Magyar, MBA
George B. Miller

William E. Otto, Esq.
Sanjay R. Patel, MD, MS
Donna J. Pike, MS, RRT

John P. Rupp, MBA
J. Howison Schroeder
Sally E. Wenzel, MD

The Board of Directors have adopted the Standards for Excellence® Ethics and Accountability code for the non-profit sector

How Can We Help You?

Send us your questions here.  You can expect to get a response from a member of our team within two business days.