About Us – Life and Breath Foundation

About Us

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.

Two years after his mother’s death, Sean officially founded the Life and Breath Foundation to help support, guide and inform the many individuals who suffer with the disease as well as financially support Sarcoidosis research. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than $300,000 for Sarcoidosis 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.


Sean Hull

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

Saul Kuciauskas

Saul Kuciauskas is the Director of Healthcare Consulting at TMDG, LLC, a certified public accounting and healthcare consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.  He has been in the healthcare industry for more than 30 years

Irina Koyfman, NP

Irina is an accomplished clinician with more than 15 years of executive experience.  Her professional focal points include an understanding of strategy, health care insurance, business development & operations, care coordination, and evidence-based quality care. 

Carol Lerch

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. Carol received her Bachelor

Advisory Board

Jim Gianiny

Jim 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. As founder and President of Veritas

Tom Crawford

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

Mark Lamos, MD

Dr. Mark Lamos is the President and Medical Director at Greater Baltimore Medical Associates. His extensive experience includes daily patient care as well as quality assurance, information systems and insurance contracting which made him the

Jonathan Schochor

Jonathan Schochor is the managing senior partner of Schochor, Federico and Staton. Jonathan is a member of several Bar Associations, including the Bar Association of the District of Columbia; the Maryland State Bar, where he was