Today, the American Lung Association in Central Florida announced that Eliezer “EJ” Nunez has been elected to the Local Leadership Board of Directors. During the recent meeting, the Orlando Leadership Board approved the FY23 Board slate, as well as elected Dr. Rick Ramnath, Principal and Radiologist, Neuroskeletal Imaging as the Board Chair.

The Lung Association’s Local Leadership Board of Directors, which has 17 members, helps lead the organization in its mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The purpose of the Board is to raise the Lung Association’s profile in the community, advocate for lung health, and increase resources to fund local programs and services. Board members impact the work of the Association’s programs and services, public policy, research, and revenue generation.

“Eliezer (better known as EJ) will be an incredible asset to our local work at the Lung Association. His insight and experience as a healthcare professional are critical to our work in the community,” said Janelle Hom, executive director for the Lung Association. “We are honored to welcome EJ into this important role and look forward to continuing our vital mission work with his leadership.”

Nunez was born in the Dominican Republic and migrated to the United States (Massachusetts) at the age of 10. Among Nunez’s educational achievements, he got his start at Central Florida’s very own Valencia College in their Respiratory Care program.

While Nunez began his career in 2006 at AdventHealth he has held several clinical leadership roles most recently, serving as Senior Manager at Celebration. During this unprecedented and challenging time, Nunez placed intentional focus on fostering a culture grounded in respect, love and accountability. Most recently, beginning in November 2021, he embarked on his new journey as Director of Respiratory Care for Orlando, overseeing the Senior Managers for Respiratory Care Adults, Respiratory Care Children’s, Pulmonary Diagnostics, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and Respiratory Care Support/Logistics.

Nunez has a profound passion for serving God and others, discovering and exploring talent and helping others to realize their personal and professional value. He is the proud father of two joyful sons, whom he treasures. “I love to laugh and look forward to meeting and connecting with the team and the community. I embrace every single moment and opportunity,” humbly shares Nunez.

The Lung Association in Central Florida conducts much of its work with money raised at fundraisers throughout the year. On November 10, the organization will host their 5th annual Lip Sync For Lungs presented by AdventHealth Orlando at the SAK Comedy Lab. Learn more by visiting LipSyncForLungsOrlando.org.

About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

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