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an affiliate of Post-Polio Health International






Post-Polio Health International (PHI), incorporated as a 501(c)3 – a non-profit – in 1960, also "does business as" International Ventilator Users Network (IVUN).

International Ventilator Users Network, an affiliate of Post-Polio Health International is governed by a Board of Directors and has a paid staff of two. Accounting, design and editorial services are provided by independent contractors.


International Ventilator Users Network's mission is to collect, preserve, and make available research and knowledge to promote the well-being and independence of polio survivors, home ventilator users, their caregivers and families, and to support the health professionals who treat them.


International Ventilator Users Network, an affiliate of Post-Polio Health International, is governed by a Board of Directors.

Mark Mallinger, PhD, President/Chairperson

Emeritus Professor of Applied Behavioral Science

Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

Frederick M. Maynard, MD, Vice President

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Retired)

Marquette, Michigan

Marny K. Eulberg, MD, Secretary
Mountain & Plains Post Polio Clini

Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Mike Mrozowicz, Treasurer
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Paulette Bergounous
Sparks, Nevada


Ann B. Crocker, MBA

Gardiner, ME

William M. DeMayo, MD
Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Bonnie Levitan

Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Padma H. Reichwald, MS.SBB
New Windsor, New York

Allison Roller, MA
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Carol Vandenakker Albanese, MD
University of California Davis

Dept of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Sacramento, California

Martin B. Wice, MD
Saint Louis, Missouri

Honorary Board Members are recognized for their contributions and loyalty to IVUN and to the disability community at large. (These members do not have voting privileges and are not entitled to participate in meetings or other activities of the directors.)

Augusta S. Alba, MD
Coler Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility

Roosevelt Island, New York

Allen I. Goldberg, MD, MM, FAAP, FACPE, FCCP
Pediatric Home Health, Loyola University Medical Center (retired)

Chicago, Illinois

Lauro S. Halstead, MD
National Rehabilitation Hospital (retired)

Washington, DC

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Community and Education Relations, The Boeing Company

Chicago, Illinois

Maurice Sonnenberg
New York, New York

Stanley K. Yarnell, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (retired)

San Francisco, California

The Medical Advisory Committee is composed of open-minded health care professionals who are experts in their field and who support IVUN's philosophy about independent living. Members must be knowledgeable about the late effects of polio and demonstrate the ability to think analytically and strategically in advising IVUN on medical matters. The chair will be a Board member and is responsible for communications between the committee and the Board. The committee composition will represent health care professionals in diverse areas of specialization (e.g., physiatry, pulmonology, occupational therapy) and a balance of backgrounds (e.g., geographic, cultural, gender).

John R. Bach, MD
University Hospital

Newark, New Jersey

Joshua Benditt, MD, FCCP
University of Washington Medical Center

Seattle, Washington

Brenda Jo Butka, MD
Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

Nashville, Tennessee

Selma H. Calmes, MD
UCLA Medical Center (retired)

Sylmar, California

Karen Dikeman, MA, CCC-SLP
Silvercrest Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation

Jamaica, New York

Peter C. Gay, MD, FCCP
Mayo Clinic/Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota

Diana Guth, BA, RRT
Home Respiratory Care

Los Angeles, California

Nicholas S. Hill, MD
Tufts-New England Medical Center

Boston, Massachusetts

Virginia Simson Nelson, MD, MPH
University of Michigan Health System

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Aroonwan Preutthipan, MD, FCCP
Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University

Bangkok, Thailand

Anita K. Simonds, MD, FRCP
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust

London, England

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