Who We Are

Our organization consists primarily of persons who have had or are waiting for lung or
heart/lung transplants at the University of Minnesota Transplant Center or is a family member of
a person who has had or needs a lung or heart/lung transplant.   Our underlying diseases are
many, but we have all been diagnosed with an end-stage lung disease requiring a life-saving
transplant.  The majority of our Board of Directors come from this unique group.
How We Started

We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was formally organized in December, 2003.  
Prior to that, the primary intent was to educate our members and keep them connected via our
newsletter.  In 2003 it became apparent that the needs of our group went beyond the
dissemination of information.  We were formed "so we may walk side by side with others
needing heart, lung or heart lung transplants so they never have to walk this journey alone."

 Tom Fuller -  President      Gary Burns - Vice President         Gary Greve - Treasurer
  Lori Kimm -  Secretary     Laura O'Mara - Communcations

 Charlie Callahan        Kathy Bradshaw         Mike Germain         Hinda Litman
Hope Chest

Members of the Board of Directors are elected for three year terms.  Elections to the board are
held in June each year.  Officers are selected from the elected Board members . The current
Officers and  Board Members are: