Why We Exist
Sean Hull unexpectedly lost his mother in 1996. She had been struggling for more than 13 years with Sarcoidosis. She was a strong and courageous woman who never let the pain of Sarcoidosis affect her spirit or touch her soul. The way she lived her life helped create the building blocks for the Life and Breath Foundation.
Founded in 1998, the Life and Breath Foundation’s mission is to provide the Sarcoidosis community with the vital resources needed to manage their medical care and to offer a supportive environment where they can be empowered. Since its inception, it has raised over $350,000 for Sarcoidosis awareness and research studies.
We know the support from generous contributors can help deliver hope, knowledge and some day even a cure.
Our primary goals are:
- to offer the sarcoidosis community effective tools to track their journey, decipher medical issues and maximize their quality of life
- to provide a nurturing environment for those affected by Sarcoidosis to share their experiences and
- to build more awareness within the medical community to help combat this chronic disease.
Board of Directors
Sean R. Hull leads the Life and Breath Foundation. Through his dedicated efforts as Founder and President, the foundation has been able to successfully donate research dollars to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Sarcoidosis Clinic.
Saul Kuciauskas is the Director of Healthcare Consulting at TMDG, LLC, a certified public accounting and healthcare consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in the healthcare industry for more than 30 years.
Dr. Irina Koyfman
Dr. Koyfman is an accomplished clinician with more than 15 years of experience. Her focal points include an understanding of strategy, health care insurance, business development & operations, care coordination, and evidence-based quality care.
Carol Lerch is a Realtor at Next Step Realty MD. Carol Lerch joined Next Step Realty MD in 2019 and has over 20 years experience in mortgage, trading, risk management, sales, personnel management and operations.
Dr. Mark Lamos
Dr. Mark Lamos has extensive experience including daily patient care as well as quality assurance, information systems, and insurance contracting. He has over 38 years of experience in the medical field and is one of Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s Physician Titans of Care.
Dr. Richard Harris
Dr. Richard Harris is a board-certified internal medicine physician and pharmacist. Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas at Austin for pharmacy school then pursued medical education at the McGovern School of Medicine in Houston.
Jim Gianiny has more than 30 years of operational and client engagement expertise spanning all phases of a company’s life cycle. He successfully managed two start-ups from inception through acquisition. He is also a founder and President of Veritas Solutions, Inc.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Tom Crawford has more with 25 years of corporate banking experience. At BBVA Compass Bank, Tom leads a team of bankers that consult with middle market companies on their optimal debt and treasury management structures.
Jonathan Schochor is the managing senior partner of Schochor, Federico and Staton. He is a member of several Bar Associations and has taught and lectured locally and nationally in the fields of medical negligence and trial law for medical groups and various legal organizations.