Diane’s special guest, Carina Minchew, combined her love of music with some creative thinking about pulmonary rehabilitation— to produce some amazing results for people struggling with lung disease.

Carina Minchew is a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT),  a Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT), and an Asthma Educator – Certified (AE-C).

She has over 35 years experience as a Respiratory Therapist, over 25 years experience in Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and over 20 years as a Clinical Respiratory Therapy Educator.

Carina is currently the Pulmonary Clinical Coordinator for Pulmonary Rehabilitation at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ, a Co-Manager for the Tri-State Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (TSSCVPR), the regional chapter of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), and a member of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).


Learn more about Harmonicas for Health and the Pulmonary Empowerment Program at the COPD Foundation.

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