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Past Contributors

James Mantle, M.S., RRT, AE-C
Program Coordinator
October 2008 – November 2010
Mr. Mantle gave the Brenda Pillors’ program ‘legs’. He translated the goal of ‘Better Breathing for All’ into the current set of community-based initiatives. His healthcare knowledge, skillful networking, and ability to communicate the program’s message gave the program focus and depth.

Amy Telesford, BSN, CWH
Community Health Worker
December 2008 – February 2010
As the program’s first community health worker/educator, she brought empathy and enthusiasm to her work.
Amy helped hundreds of people to improved asthma self-management. Ms.Telesford brought “better breathing to all” throughout the community at local, schools, organizations and at numerous health fairs as well as one-on-one counseling sessions in client’s homes or at our Long Island University office.

Anne Zahradnik, PhD
Former Assistant Professor
October 2008 – August 2010
School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences
Long Island University -- Brooklyn Campus 
Dr. Zahradnik led the development and analysis of a community needs assessment to identify what Brooklyn residents need to learn about asthma and how they want to receive information.

John M. Lonie, Ed.D., R.Ph
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Administration
Division of Social & Administrative Sciences
Chair of the Faculty Council
Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Long Island University
Dr. Lonie developed an educational module applicable to health science programs in pharmacy, physical therapy, respiratory care and nursing at Long Island University. This educational module includes aspects of how cultural beliefs and practices affect health seeking and treatment behaviors of people with asthma.

Joseph Estrella, BA, AE-C
Asthma Care Coordinator at The Brooklyn Hospital Center
September 2009 – August 2010
Mr. Estrella taught hospital patient how to better manage their asthma and helped improve care coordination.