History Of ISRC

The Illinois Society for Respiratory Care has a rich history. What is now known as the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has its roots in the State of Illinois. Celebrating it's birthday with the AARC and the ISRC share the same beginnings.


ISRT/ ISRC PRESIDENTS

  • Mike Richter

  • John Walton

  • John Porteus

  • Larry Williams

  • Paul Gauer

  • 1980-81 Bill Heidel

  • 1981-82 John Peterson

  • 1982-83 Bob Procknow

  • 1983-84 Jim McNally

  • 1984-85 Rick Fleming

  • 1985-86 Trudy Watson

  • 1986-87 Rob Molina

  • 1987-88 Leona Penn

  • 1988-89 Tere Grupe

  • 1989-90 Margaret Swanson

  • 1990-91 Rob Molina

  • 1991-92 Suzanne Johnson

  • 1992-93 Andrew Williams

  • 1993-94 Tere Grupe

  • 1994-95 Carolyn Jackson

  • 1995-96 Ken Scrivano

  • 1996-97 Beverly Morrow-Peterson

  • 1997-98 Brian Lawlor

  • 1998-99 Carl Lee

  • 1999-2000 Deborah Linhart

  • 2000-01 Mike Lawrence

  • 2001-02 Ken Scrivano

  • 2002-03 Rob Molina

  • 2003-04 Brian Lawlor

  • 2004-05 Tish Ryan

  • 2005-06 Viva Jo Siddal

  • 2006-07 Pam Hatcher

  • 2007-08 Valerie Klans

  • 2008-09 Lynn Harms

  • 2009-2011 Audrea Hardwicks-Williams

  • 2011-2013 Curtis Kretschmer

  • 2013-2015 Valerie Klans

  • 2015-2017 Brian Lawlor

  • 2017-2020 Goldie Belk

The Legacy Award

The inspiration for the Legacy Award came from the passing of Andrew Williams and Frank Davis, and the realization that like other giants who had gone before them, during their lifetimes they had never been recognized for their tremendous contributions to the profession of Respiratory Care in Illinois. Awards existed such as the Practitioner of The Year Award recognizing outstanding annual achievement of an ISRC member, and the President's Award recognizing outstanding annual achievement of an ISRC officer, but there was no recognition or celebration of persons who have dedicated major portions of their lives to the development, improvement and advancement of our profession; in other words persons who through their vision, vitality and diligence have significantly impacted the profession of Respiratory Care as it is practiced today in Illinois. These are persons who have created a Legacy.

2016 - Legacy Award to Craig Leonard


2014 - Legacy Award to Nancy Marshall


2012 - Legacy Award to Trudy Watson


2010 - Legacy Award to Terry Des Jardins


2008 - Legacy Award to Deborah Linhart


2006 - Legacy Award to Rick Fleming RRT


2005 - Legacy Award to Raymond F. Lehner


2015 - Legacy Award to Brian Lawlor


2013 - Legacy Award to Lisa Zaenger


2011 - Legacy Award to John Walton


2009 - Legacy Award to Doug McQueary


2007 - Legacy Award to Jim Sills


2005 - Legacy Award to Ray Kalinsky


2005 - Legacy Award to leona Penn