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									For immediate release – July 26, 2007                                                 Contact: Laura Probst
                                                                                  Pac/West Communications

          New Regional American Lung Association Appoints Oregon CEO
PORTLAND, ORE. – The nation’s oldest voluntary health organization has created a new regional
division, the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific, to oversee operations in Oregon,
Hawaii, Montana and Wyoming.

The newly-created organization is based in Tigard, Ore. and appointed Susan Warren Fratt as chief
executive officer. Other staff changes include the promotion of Dana Kaye to executive director of the
Tigard-based American Lung Association of Oregon and of Jennifer Baldwin to director of development
for the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific.

“I’m honored to fill this position and tremendously excited to continue working with this important
organization on a broader level,” said Fratt. “The regional association will help all states be more
efficient by streamlining processes and allowing them to play on one another’s strengths.”

The creation of the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific is part of a national trend to
help state associations maximize resources. In her role as CEO, Fratt will oversee the non-profit’s
regional activities, including fundraising, administrative responsibilities, and program development and
implementation. Fratt served as CEO of the American Lung Association of Oregon for the past three

All position changes became effective July 1, 2007.

The American Lung Association of Oregon is the oldest nationwide, non-profit, voluntary public health
organization in Oregon. Its mission is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health through programs that
focus on cures, clean air and smokefree kids.


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