Entries by Hilary Groninger

Welcome Monica Raich, BSBS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, to the NBRC Board of Trustees

We’re very excited to welcome Monica Raich, BSBS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, to our 2022 NBRC Board of Trustees. Monica is a Team Leader and Lung Navigator at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia with over 30 years of respiratory care experience. Monica graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh where she received an associate’s degree in […]

Welcome Sara Hanif Mirza, MD-MS, to the NBRC Board of Trustees

We’re delighted to welcome Sara Hanif Mirza, MD-MS, to the NBRC Board of Trustees for a term beginning January 1, 2022. Dr. Mirza specializes in Pulmonary and Critical Care and is an Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center. She’s also the Medical Director of Medicine at the Department of Respiratory Care Services at Rush […]

The NBRC Gives Back in 2021

We pride ourselves on promoting excellence in respiratory care using high competency standards. We also take great pride in being able to help those in need around us. At the NBRC, our social purpose is centered on caring, joining and giving. Every year, we make sure to take the time to give back to our […]

Welcome Dr. Allada to the NBRC Board of Trustees

We’re thrilled to welcome Gopal Allada, MD, as a member of our Board of Trustees! Dr. Allada brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to us as an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director in the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Allada hopes to improve the care of […]

Earn CRCE Credit for CMP Participation

The NBRC has been approved to award CRCE credits to credentialed practitioners who participate in our Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) by completing at least 90% of assessment questions available in a calendar year. Credential holders who complete 90% of RT assessments in the calendar year will earn 6 CRCE credits and those who complete 90% […]

Message from the President and CEO

We hope the new year brings everyone a refreshed beginning with renewed optimism for brighter days. Over the past year, we’ve been able to reunite with our loved ones and friends, giving us all much-needed positivity. We’ve learned that even in our darkest moments hope will prevail when we band together. We’re proud of each […]


2021 NBRC Award Winners

This year, we were grateful to be able to meet in person for our fall board meeting. We were thrilled to present four major awards to some of the most well-deserving people we know. These individuals are true leaders and their passion for the respiratory care profession did not go unnoticed. The Albert H. Andrews, […]

On the Road Again

It’s that time of year again where we hit the road both in-person and virtually to provide important industry updates and network with our practitioners, educators, students and physicians. This year, we’ll continue to elevate our national awareness campaign, The World Needs More RTs. Here’s what our road map looks like for the remainder of […]

Why the World Needs More RTs, and How You Can Help

Although the work of respiratory therapists is essential to so many, the numbers are decreasing for both current and aspiring RTs. At the same time, demand for specialized respiratory care continues to rise, making the growing shortage even more critical. Why is there a shortage of RTs? Some of the most impactful market forces at […]