Welcome New Members!

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The ISRC would like to extend a welcome to the following individuals to the AARC and the Illinois affiliate:

Samuel Ades
Melissa DeMiglio
George Kunnel
Stavan Sutaria
Rosie Woods
Kelly Hoerchler
Jason Mabry
Amy Terstriep
Vicky Yarbrough
Isabella Hooker
Jasalyn Ruiz
Bradley Wells

Whether you are a new member, a returning member, or a young professional in a respiratory education program, the Illinois Society of Respiratory Care is delighted to have you join your professional organization where we continue to promote and advance the profession for the benefit of the patients and families that we care for. If you know one of these individuals, please give them a personal welcome.

As a member of the professional society, you are entitled to access any of the many educational and professional growth resources available through the AARC at https://my.aarc.org/Education/AARC-University/AARCU. Organized by specialty areas and topics, there are a variety of free and reduced cost resources, most with continuing respiratory education credits. You may access AARConnect https://connect.aarc.org/home where you may network and share resources with other respiratory practitioners across the country.

There is strength in numbers, whether it is working to clean up after a bad storm that hits an area or supporting your professional organization. The AARC provides funding to lobby at the national level as we continue to seek legislative recognition and support for the role of the respiratory therapist as a critical member of the healthcare team. The AARC returns to the state affiliates a portion of member dues every quarter, and shares a portion of the income from any educational programs purchased by state members. These funds help to support the activities of the ISRC. Thank you to the new members and the dedicated continuing members who are supporting the everyday and special events of the AARC and ISRC, our professional organization.