John Rutkowski is the Director of the Respiratory Therapy Program at the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ. His career in respiratory care includes over 45 years of clinical, managerial, and community outreach experience. He received his formal respiratory therapy training and certificate from St. Joseph Hospital School of Respiratory Therapy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, along with an associate of science degree from York College of Pennsylvania. He has also earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Jersey City State College (now NJ City University), a Master of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Master of Public Administration from Seton Hall University. In addition to his work as a respiratory therapist, he remains active in the American Association for Respiratory Care and has served the NJ affiliate as president, board member and served on numerous committees. He has also served as the New Jersey Delegate to the American Association for Respiratory Care - House of Delegates and has earned the designation Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care. He is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and its New Jersey Affiliate, the Association of Healthcare Executives of NJ, and has earned the designation Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). Throughout his career, he has been and remains active in the American Lung Association. He has served on the ALA’s Nationwide Assembly, a number of nationwide committees, as a board member and chairman of the American Lung Association in the Mid-Atlantic, Advisory Board member and past-chair of the American Lung Association in New Jersey. He has provided testimony on behalf of the ALA to the US EPA and is a member of the Pediatric and Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey. He is a contributing author for several books and has authored a number of articles published in professional journals and newsletters.