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International Council


 

 

 

 

The Council, comprised of governors from various countries, is a diverse group of worldwide health professionals forms the International Council for Respiratory Care, addressing issues affecting educational, medical and professional trends in the global respiratory care community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member Countries
Argentina
Guatemala*
Singapore
Brazil
India
South Korea
Canada
Italy
Spain
China
Japan
Taiwan
Chile
Mexico
Turkey
Colombia
Norway
UAE
Costa Rica
Philippines
United Kingdom
Finland
Russia
USA
France
Saudi Arabia
* Candidate status

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council Members

 

 

 

 

President
Jerome M Sullivan, PhD, RRT, FAARC
Council President, Executive Committee Member

Professor Emeritus, College of Health Science & Human Service, University of Toledo
Toledo, OH USA

 

Executive Committee 

Hassan S. Alorainy BSrc, RRT, FAARC
Governor for Saudi Arabia

Executive Director, Saudi Thoracic Society
Senior Clinical Respiratory Specialist
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Chia-Chen Chu, MS, SRRT, FAARC
Governor for Taiwan, ROC

President, Respiratory Therapists Society of the Republic of China
Technical Director, Respiratory Therapy, China Medical Universityy Hospital

Associate Professors Rank Technical Expert, China Medical University
Tai-Chung City, Taiwan

Patrick J. Dunne, MEd, RRT, FAARC
Governor for the United States of America
HealthCare Productions
Fullerton, CA

Hector G. Leon, MD, FAARC
Governor for Mexico
Presidente del Consejo LatinoAmericano Certificación Profesional en Terapía Respiratoria, Respiratory Therapy Private Clinic
Mexico City, Mexico DF

Kazunao Watanabe, MD
Governor for Japan
Surgeon-in-Chief & Head, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital & Day Surgery Center
Kanagawa, Japan

 

 

Assistants to the Council President

Brian N Oka, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Clinical Sales Specialist, Holden Hospital Supply, Inc.
Honolulu, HI

Daniel Rowley, MSc, RRT, NPS, FAARC
ICRC Director of Communication

Charlottesville,VA

 


Council Members

Sigurd Aarrestad, MD
Governor for Norway

University Hospital of Oslo

Olso, Norway

Muhammed Al-Ahmari
Governor for Saudi Arabia

Al-Khobar, Saudia Arabia

Daniel Arellano, PT

Governor for Chile

The Latin American Certification Board

for Respiratory Care

Santiago, Chile

Arzu Ari, PhD, MS, MPH
Governor for Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey

Arvind Bhome, MD

Governor for India

Physician, Seth Ramdas Hospital & Research Center

Pune, India

Brendan Cooper, BSc, MSc, PhD, CBiol, MIBiol

Governor for United Kingdom

University Hospital Birmingham

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Jessie Coxe, RRT, AA
Governor for Canada

President, Canadian Society for Respiratory Therapy

Perioperative Program, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital

St. John’s, NL Canada

Gerardo Nicolas Ferrero, PT
Governor for Argentina
Clinical Consultant, Hospital Maria Ferrer
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jose Landeros, PT, CRT

Governor for Chile

Robertodel Rio Children's Hospital

Santiago, Chile

Kook-Hyun Lee, MD, PhD
Governor for South Korea
Professor, Seoul National University College of Medicine
Seoul, Korea

Heidi Markussen, RN, Respiratory Specialist

Governor for Norway

Assistant Director, Department of Thoracic Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital

Bergen, Norway

Christiane Menard

Governor for Canada

Executive Director, Canadian Sociery for Respiratory Therapy

Tetsuo Miyagawa, PhD, RRT, RPT, RCET
Governor for Japan
Associate Professor, Showa University School of Nursing & Rehab
Yokohama, Japan

Gustavo Adolfo Olguin, PT, CRT
Governor for Argentina
Director, The Latin American Board for Professional Certification in Respiratory Therapy
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Yorleny Vargas Prado, MS, RRT

Governor for Costa Rica

Respiratory Care Director, Santa Paula University

Curridabath, Costa Rica

Ruben Restrepo, MD, RRT, FAARC

Governor for Columbia

Associate Professor, UT Health Science Center

San Antonio, TX

Marcela Spraul, RCP, BSRT

Governor for Columbia

Manager Respiratory Care, Shriners Hospitals for Children

St. Louis, MO

Noel S. Tiburcio, PhD, RMT, RRT-NPS

Governor for Philippines

Chairman, Emirate Association of Respiratory Care Practitioners
Head of Respiratory Therapy Department
Al Ain Hospital
Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Yuan Ye-hua, RN, RT
Governor for China
Director, Department of Respiratory Therapy
Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital
Hangzhou, China

Xiangyu Zhang, MD, FCCP, FACCM
Governor for China
Director, Professor
Shanghai 10th People's Hospital
Shanghai, China

Sergio Zuffo, PT
Governor for Italy
Physiotherapist, Ospedale Pediatrico Meyer
Firenze, Italy

 

 

Council Members At-Large 

Michael T. Amato, MBA
Governor-At-Large

President, InspiRx
North Carolina, USA

Bill Kashiwazaki
Governor-At-Large
President, Pacific Commercial Inc
Forest Hills, NY

Ya-Jun Li, MD, PhD

Governor-At-Large

President, The Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Medical College

Xi'an, China

Sam P. Giordano, MBA, RRT, FAARC

Governor-At-Large

TX, USA

 

GOVERNORS EMERITAE

Graeme A’Court
NEW ZEALAND

Airton Stingelin Crespo, MD, FCCP
Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

Pierre Emery
Versailles, Paris, FRANCE

Derek L Glinsman, RRT, FAARC- Active Status
Governor-At-Large
Loveland CO

Taisto Hakkinen
Vanajantie, Hameenlinna, FINLAND

 

 

DECEASED

Toshihiko Koga, MD
Governor for Japan
Tokyo, JAPAN

David Lu
Governor-At-Large
Respiratory Care Association of ROC
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Louis M. Sinopoli, EdD, RRT, FAARC
Educational Advisor to Executive Committee

Abundio Leon Valedrrabano, MD
Governor-At-Large
Mexico City, MEXICO

 

 

 

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