About Us

What is the AzSRC?

The Arizona Society for Respiratory Care (AzSRC) is a non-profit organization that supports respiratory care practitioners of Arizona.  The AzSRC is a chartered affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care. When you join the AARC you automatically become a member of the AzSRC. Our purpose:

  1. To encourage, develop and provide educational programs for those interested in the field of respiratory care.
  2. To advance the science, technology, ethics and art of respiratory care through institutes, meetings, lectures and the preparation and distribution of a newsletter and other materials.
  3. To facilitate cooperation between respiratory care personnel and the medical professions, hospitals, industry, service companies, governmental agencies (i.e., the AZ State Board of Examiners), and other agencies interested in respiratory care
  4. To provide education of the general public in pulmonary health promotion and disease management.

Respiratory Care is the health care specialty responsible for the treatment and care of the lungs.

Respiratory Care practitioners work in hospitals, in extended care facilities, and some even visit patients’ homes. They treat patients of all ages, from newborns to elderly persons. They handle both acute, or sudden, problems as well as chronic or long-term disorders. Respiratory Care practitioners work closely with doctors and other health practitioners. RCPs are specialists respected for their scientific and technical expertise.

Saving lives is our business! Respiratory Care Practitioners save lives with technology.

They use computer equipment to maintain patient breathing and to diagnose illness. Respiratory Care Practitioners are experts who apply technology to human frailty. A career in Respiratory Care is challenging but attainable. The respiratory care programs in Arizona award the Associate or Bachelor degree. Upon graduation, students are eligible for the Certification Examination that qualifies one as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Respiratory Care Practitioners are professionals recognized for their role in public health and welfare.

Arizona Board for Respiratory Care Examiners
1740 W. Adams, Suite 3406
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.542.5995
Fax: 602.542.5900

Our Board


Kathy Rineer
MHA, RRT
President
Term Ends: January 2023

Tony Corrales
MSL, BSHA, RRT
Vice President
Term Ends: January 2022

Betti Grab
MHA, RRT-ACCS, RCP
Past President
Term Ends: January 2022

Christine Claxton
BSHA, RRT
Treasurer
Term Ends: January 2023

Rachel Gorman
BS, RRT, MBA
Secretary
Term Ends: January 2023

Rochelle Swenson
MSL, BSHA, RRT
Delegate
Term Ends: January 2025

Amy Bardin-Spencer
EdD(c), MS, RRT, VA-BC
Delegate
Term Ends: January 2023

Heather Haley
RRT
Military Liaison
Term Ends: January 2022

Layla Roy
RRT
Board Member
Term Ends: January 2022

Robin Keller
RRT
Board Member
Term Ends: January 2022

Corine Walters
MSHE, RRT
Board Member
Term Ends: January 2023

Scott Ceretta
BS, RRT
Board Member
Term Ends: January 2023

Michael Dermanlien

Public Member
Term Ends: January 2022

Lorenzo Pavlica

Public Member
Term Ends: January 2022

John Maurer

Public Member
Term Ends: January 2022

Piroshka Simpson

Public Member
Term Ends: January 2023

Committees

Conference Planning Committee
Rochelle Swenson
Amy Bardin
Christine Claxton
Kathy Rineer

Military Committee
Heather Haley

CEU Committee
Rochelle Swenson

Website
Ryan Park

Budget and Audit Committee
Kathy Rineer
Christine Claxton

Bylaws Committee
Tony Corrales

Elections and Nominations
Kathy Rineer

Student Committee
Scott Cerreta
Corin Walters

Our Bylaws

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