We’re excited to announce that we have added a new board member to our team, Beryl Brown Piccolantonio!
Beryl is the Chief Ombudsman, Ohio Worker’s’ Compensation and Board President, Gahanna-Jefferson school board.
Her strengths include problem solving, communication skills, community outreach, public policy and organizational proficiency.
When asked what her “why” is for joining The Breathing Association Board, she said: “I’m excited to join the Breathing Association because it’s an opportunity for me to help make sure that everyone in our community has an opportunity for healthy breathing”.
We look forward to the expertise she will bring to our team!
Our President & CEO, Lori Sontag, interviews one of our Board Members, Dr. Rob Crane. Learn more about Dr. Crane’s relationship with The Breathing Association and the big things to come in Smoking Cessation!
On Monday, December 12, Lori Sontag, Alisha Hopkins and Bruce Barcelo represented The Breathing Association at the Columbus City Council meeting to hear testimony about the proposed $1 million campaign to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products.
After two years of this proposal being up for debate, the vote was unanimous to ban flavored tobacco and vapes. This ban will be a step forward to help our community quit smoking and vaping.
The “Comprehensive Tobacco Cessation Education and Awareness Campaign” will also provide resources and educational programs for those who are addicted to nicotine to help them quit.