Meet our Board of Directors
Lisa Darling- President 2021-2022
Lisa Darling, MS, CRT, RPSGT, CSE, RCP
Jessie Exilus- Secretary
Jessie Exilus, BSRT, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS
Jessie is the society’s most recent President and is now serving as Secretary. In addition to a full-time job at a busy 400-bed hospital, she also teaches at River Valley Community College. During her tenure as President, she focused on organizational matters, including by-law updates as well updating the society’s internet presence via a web page and Facebook. Jessie enjoys trying out new foods and recipes with her husband in her free time.
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Bill Hay- Board Member at Large
Bill Hay, RRT, RCP
Bill has been a therapist for 50 years, working in multiple respiratory specialties and situations. He proudly calls himself one of the last to take the “grandfathered” certification exams. Bill has been a clinical educator, served on the boards of the American Lung Association and the society, is currently a therapist at Huggins Hospital in NH. In his spare time, he is a percussionist and 1/2 of the folk duo Hunt and Hay.
Tracy McGuiness- Board Member at Large
Kathy Hilliard- Board Member at Large
I love my chosen profession and now as the Director of the Respiratory Therapy program at River Valley Community College; I am able to share my mission and my passion as I develop future Respiratory therapists.
Over the years I have worked in many patient care areas from neonatal transport, neonatal to adult open-heart patients, critical care services, and pulmonary rehabilitation. I have had many roles as a respiratory therapist from staff therapist, transport therapist, critical care therapist, system Respiratory Therapy Department Director of a two-hospital system, and as a Respiratory Therapy Educator.
Fortunately, and unfortunately, with the current Coronavirus pandemic, the dynamic role of a respiratory therapist in patient care and our profession is now recognized for the part we contribute to the care of critically ill patients. I have never been more proud of my profession.
On a personal note, I relocated to New Hampshire in September 2020, to accept the position at River Valley Community College and to be closer to my one daughter who lives in New Hampshire. My other daughter and her husband live in Chicago. I currently share my home with two golden retrievers and two cats, my fur children.
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