C. Michael Bowman, PhD, MD Medical University of South Carolina

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C. Michael Bowman, PhD, MD

Medical University of South Carolina

AAE Member since October 2013

Current involvement in asthma care and/or education:

As an academic pediatric pulmonologist, I treat a large number of children with asthma from all different family backgrounds in both the outpatient and inpatient areas. I take every opportunity I can to update and teach professionals at all levels (as well as patients/families) about asthma, including doctors, medical students, residents, respiratory therapists, nurses and pharmacists. As the “asthma champion” for the South Carolina chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, I reach out to pediatricians across the state to convey the importance of excellent asthma care, and as a board member for the non-profit SC Asthma Alliance I play a major role in


Kari Edgar Elliott BSN, RN, AE-C

University of Missouri, enrolled in the DNP program

AAE Member since July 2012

Current involvement in asthma care and/or education:

I have been a nurse in the pediatric and emergency room setting for a little over 11 years. Since June 2013 I have been pursuing my doctorate of nursing with a pediatric emphasis through the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri,


Kathleen Cooper-McDermott,


Home visits for a geriatric population.

AAE Member since March 2014

Current involvement in asthma care and/or education:


Dewey F. Hahlbohm, PA-C, AE-C

Allergy & Asthma Center (Missoula,


AAE Member since May 2008

Vision Statement:

I want to continue my work with providers, families and asthma patients by expanding guidelines based asthma education.

I want to continue working with the Asthma Educator Review and Case Manager courses and the faculty coordinators.

Executive and operations committees experience has provided me insight into the vision and mission of AAE and I intend to help AAE grow its role and health impacts in the future.

I would especially like to expand the role of Physicians Assistants providing guidelines based asthma care.


Gregory Metz, MD, AE-C

Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

AAE Member since November 2014

Current involvement in asthma care and/or education:


Anne M. Walton RN AE-C

Boston Public Health Commission

AAE Member since February 2010

Current involvement in asthma care and/or education:

My position with Boston Medical Center was that of an asthma research nurse/asthma care manager and supervisor of CHWs doing home visits for asthma.

As a consultant for the Boston Public Health Commission, I participate in the ongoing training of community health workers doing asthma home visits AND training of CHW supervisors.


Virginia M. Thomas, MSN,


Metro Pediatrics, PC (Birmingham, Alabama)

AAE Member since July 2004

Current involvement in asthma care and/or education:

I am a Family Nurse Practitioner with 20 years’ experience and total of over 30 years in the Nursing profession. I am currently employed in a busy Pediatric practice as NP with about 40% of patients who are diagnosed with asthma. I have been a Certified Asthma Educator for past 11 years. Over past 4 years, I have developed an Asthma education program for our practice which has decreased the number of ER visits. I am challenged daily to provide asthma education in an organized program in such a busy environment. I have volunteered for past 2 years as a Provider to perform physical examinations for children 8-12 years of age attending Camp Wheeze Away in

Wetumpka, AL. I currently Preceptor Graduate Students in the Nurse Practitioner


Tammy H. Shikany, MAE, RRT,


Children’s Hospital of Alabama

AAE Member since June 2014

Vision Statement:

I envision the Association of Asthma Educators (AAE) standardizing asthma




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