One in four Americans suffers from a serious chronic or life-threatening respiratory disease. National Jewish Health is the only insitution in the nation that is dedicated to researching and treating respiratory and related diseases -- and we continue to make groundbreaking discoveries in this area.

The 5280 AIR (Asthma, Immunology and Respiratory) Society is a group of young leaders in Denver who are invested in the National Jewish Health mission and want to make a difference. They represent a variety of industries and will lead the next generation of the institution's philanthropy by sharing their ideas and vision to propel our fundraising efforts, drive awareness, and pave the way for up-and-coming young leadership.

The 5280 AIR Society is modeled after the New York AIR Society, which started in 1991. Some of the members and their families had been treated for asthma, allergies and/or immune system disorders at National Jewish Health. This common tie gave them the inspiration to make their mark by supporting our events and eventually starting their own event. Since the group's inception, it has raised $4 million for the institution. Now, young leaders from across the country are coming together in their own communities to ensure that National Jewish Health is able to continue driving innovation that advances the treatement of respiratory and related diseases.


Event Chairs

Ross Chotin
Rachel Moskovich
Brian Parks


5280 AIR Society™ Chairs

Angela & Daniel Feiner


5280 AIR Society Members

Mia & Jeremy Abelson
Christina & Anthony Albanese
Jamie & Seth Altman
Nick Anderson
Rachelle & Chris Bodnar
Karyn & Ross Chotin
Ben & Jordan Deifik
David Feiner
Margery Docking & Mike Gavin
Sawyer Batten & Clay Gordon
Lucia & Keith Herbert
Hollie Velasquez Horvath & Bryon Horvath
Sara Jackson
Tanner Johnson
Andrew Klosterman
Hillary Marsh & John Morgridge
Erin & Jonathan Marsico
Jessica Bass & Kevin McKinney
Kelsey & Brad Morse
Rachel & Yuval Moskovich
Kim Nyhus
Jeremy Padgett
Dana & Brian Parks
Carmelo Paglialunga & John Reilly
Amanda Robinson
Jane Sagalovich
Lara Silversmith
Eric Schierburg
Carrie West & Joe Serieno
Taylor & Ryan Surroz
Caitlin Whitham
Stephanie & Sam Zaitz

Steering Committee

Debbee CdeBaca
Catherine Cooney-Green
Elaine Torres
Ellen Stewart & Donald Vancil