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American Lung Association in California

 513 E. 1st Street, Suite B
 Tustin, CA 92780
[P] (310) 735-9178
[F] (866) 8817865
http://www.californialung.org
www.lungforce.org
[email protected]
Krisztina Quick
FOUNDED: --
INCORPORATED: 1930
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 94-0362650 00001

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

The American Lung Association of California (ALAC) was founded in 1930 to promote lung health throughout California. Initially the primary focus of ALAC was Tuberculosis. Since its founding, ALAC has expanded its focus to all lung diseases. In the 1980's, ALAC expanded its role in fighting lung disease by becoming the first health organization in California to become involved in the effort to keep California's air clean. Through its community programs, medical research and advocacy efforts, ALAC is the leading private, not-for-profit health organization fighting lung disease in California.

Mission Statement

The American Lung Association of California (ALAC) was founded in 1930 to promote lung health throughout California. Initially the primary focus of ALAC was Tuberculosis. Since its founding, ALAC has expanded its focus to all lung diseases. In the 1980's, ALAC expanded its role in fighting lung disease by becoming the first health organization in California to become involved in the effort to keep California's air clean. Through its community programs, medical research and advocacy efforts, ALAC is the leading private, not-for-profit health organization fighting lung disease in California.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Expenses $11,437,892.00
Projected Revenue $12,181,113.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Freedom From Smoking
  • Southern California Asthma Management Camp (SCAMP)
  • Better Breathers Club

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Overview


Mission Statement

The American Lung Association of California (ALAC) was founded in 1930 to promote lung health throughout California. Initially the primary focus of ALAC was Tuberculosis. Since its founding, ALAC has expanded its focus to all lung diseases. In the 1980's, ALAC expanded its role in fighting lung disease by becoming the first health organization in California to become involved in the effort to keep California's air clean. Through its community programs, medical research and advocacy efforts, ALAC is the leading private, not-for-profit health organization fighting lung disease in California.

Background Statement

The American Lung Association of California (ALAC) was founded in 1930 to promote lung health throughout California. Initially the primary focus of ALAC was Tuberculosis. Since its founding, ALAC has expanded its focus to all lung diseases. In the 1980's, ALAC expanded its role in fighting lung disease by becoming the first health organization in California to become involved in the effort to keep California's air clean. Through its community programs, medical research and advocacy efforts, ALAC is the leading private, not-for-profit health organization fighting lung disease in California.

Impact Statement

1. Launch of National Lung Force Campaign and re-branding of lung force walks.
2. Implementation of Inaugural Lung Force Gala
3. Organizational financial success

Needs Statement

1. Volunteer recruitment
2. Corporate and Event Sponsorship
3. Leadership Board and Committee members
4. Implementation of Lung Force Campaign
5. Research dollars

CEO Statement

The American Lung Association in California is dedicated to the fight against lung cancer and for lung health. The unique focus on lung cancer sets apart the organization in the lung cancer environment. The advocacy efforts in tobacco control and the environment are the directly related to the lung health of the community.

Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations can be made through the Fight For Air Walk, individual gift, memorials, sponsorships. Volunteer opportunities available for walk committee and logistics, advocacy efforts in Orange County, tobacco policies, camp opportunities, programs.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
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Organization Categories

  1. Health Care - Public Health
  2. Environment - Environmental Education
  3. -

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Programs


Freedom From Smoking

Our highly effective smoking cessation program is used by employers of all sizes to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and manage ever-increasing employee health care costs.

Budget  $4,500.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Early Intervention & Prevention
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success 

When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57% of participants report quitting by the end of the program.

Program Long-Term Success 

 

  • Unmatched flexibility
  • No other program offers in-person clinics, online and phone options, and self-help resources that let you tailor a program to your employees’ unique needs.
  • A systematic approach to quitting
  • The program helps employees develop a plan of action leading to quit day and provides the support they need to remain smoke-free.
  • Scientific behavior-based methodology
  • Based on current addiction and behavior change models, the program addresses the difficulties of quitting in a sensitive, supportive style.

 

Program Success Monitored By 
  • Conforms to the smoking cessation counseling or advice core measure of the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care
  • Clinic program meets criteria for intensive tobacco cessation counseling covered by the latest Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services’ (CMS) decision memo
  • Includes all components of an intensive intervention as outlined by the United States Department of Health and Human Services
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Southern California Asthma Management Camp (SCAMP)

The American Lung Association in California’s Southern California Asthma Management Program (SCAMP) Camp is a week-long overnight camp for kids with asthma that combines asthma education with traditional summer camp activities like hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, and archery.

Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Lung Diseases
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

Pre- and post-questionnaires used to measure campers’ gain in asthma self-management knowledge over the week. Overall, campers’ knowledge increased by 21% from an average of 66% to an average of 77%. The greatest knowledge gain was in understanding what happens in the lungs during an asthma episode. The average
score for all campers increased by 76% (going from 45% to 80%). New campers experienced a remarkable 110% increase (going from 36% to 75%), while returning campers showed a 46% increase (going from 59% to 86%). Campers showed a 26% increase in recognizing early warning signs of an asthma episode and a 25%  increase in correctly defining types of asthma medications and devices.

Evaluation results showed also that all campers increased their knowledge on steps to take to manage asthma prior to exercising by 20%, with a 28% increase in new campers. Additionally, campers demonstrated a 10% increase in knowledge about the ability for people with asthma to run and play sports, with an 18% increase in new campers.
Program Long-Term Success  40+ years of happy campers.

Program Success Monitored By 
The American Lung Association Lung Helpline has a three- six- and nine month follow up with campers and parents to determine adherence to medication management, asthma plans and medication usage.
Examples of Program Success  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krcw7wDBZo4&list=FL6G-B6YZAkK19S_v74TZKRg

Better Breathers Club

Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for people with COPD or other lung diseases,who often feel alone and isolated. COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Together, members like you learn the skills that help manage their condition and improve their quality of life.

Budget  $1,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Lung Diseases
Population Served Adults Adults Adults
Program Short-Term Success 

Better Breathers Clubs meet regularly for one to two hours to provide support, education and socialization to people with COPD or another chronic lung disease, their family members and/or caregivers.You will learn how to manage your condition, and take part in discussions and practice new skills. You will learn about resources and activities in your community that can help you manage your day- to-day life. You will get out of the house and can become more active.

Program Long-Term Success  Because these chronic conditions do not have a cure, people need  to learn how to manage living with their lung disease. Better Breathers Clubs help by providing patient-focused community-based educational opportunities and support.The American Lung Association works with organizations in your community to bring Better Breathers Clubs to people who want to better manage their lung disease. These organizations include hospitals, clinics, churches and community centers. People trust both the American Lung Association and their own community organizations.
Program Success Monitored By 

Better Breathers Club meetings are coordinated by a facilitator trained by the American Lung Association. The facilitator brings in featured speakers, provides learning materials and makes sure that everyone gets to participate. Members can provide ideas for meetings, organize communication networks, and even help plan special events. You can feel comfortable knowing this program is backed by the country’s leading lung health organization. The American Lung Association works with the Club facilitator to evaluate the needs and management content.

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Olivia Gertz
CEO Term Start June 2014
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Olivia Gertz has been the President & CEO of the American Lung Association of California since June 2014  She has been in leadership positions of several major of not-for-profit voluntary health organizations for more than 25 years. 

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Kimberly Amazeen VP Programs and Advocacy --
Lorna Krkich VP Field Development --
Anita Lee COO --
Bo Smith VP Marketing & Communications --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 60
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 2,500
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 85%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 15
Caucasian: 40
Hispanic/Latino: 40
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 57
Male: 3
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Bi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Bi-Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Bi-Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Susan Griffin
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term July 2014 - June 2016
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Debra Ashby AQMD Voting
Afif El-Hasan MD Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Voting
Sue Padernacht President & Lead Consultant, Ncline Leadership Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 25
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 24
Caucasian: 50
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 10
Male: 10
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 90%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Revenue $12,181,113.00
Projected Expenses $11,437,892.00
Form 990s

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

Audit Documents

2014 Financial Audit

2013 Financial Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $12,938,176 $13,938,260 $14,322,196
Total Expenses $11,412,991 $12,226,442 $13,188,809

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$8,116,384 $8,716,779 $8,116,596
Government Contributions $2,643,186 $3,106,192 $3,670,864
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $2,643,186 $3,106,192 $3,670,864
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue $129,903 $133,422 $116,952
Investment Income, Net of Losses $229,385 $202,614 $719,677
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $1,097,196 $1,141,756 $1,124,048
Revenue In-Kind -- $18,750 $0
Other $722,122 $618,747 $574,059

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $9,577,211 $10,182,230 $10,610,180
Administration Expense $979,638 $823,034 $1,069,074
Fundraising Expense $856,142 $1,221,178 $1,509,555
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.13 1.14 1.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses 84% 83% 80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 7% 9% 12%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $31,500,428 $28,426,401 $27,187,268
Current Assets $4,888,503 $5,411,313 $18,253,744
Long-Term Liabilities -- $1,996,715 $1,260,438
Current Liabilities $4,070,950 $4,012,437 $3,153,598
Total Net Assets $27,429,478 $24,413,964 $24,033,670

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.20 1.35 5.79

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 7% 5%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Corporate and Individual contributions included on one line item. 

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