RCSW Member Director Candidate on the AARC Elections Ballot

This year the RCSW has one candidate on the ballot for Director-at-Large for the AARC, Gary Wickman.  Presently, there is little representation of the western states and this is an opportunity to expand that representation.  Gary’s roots are here in the Northwest and he would bring much needed regional diversity and geographical representation to the AARC BOD

The 2018 AARC elections opened for voting on August 7th and closes September 7th.

Because the voting system validates your AARC membership, you can only vote by clicking on the link in the email you receive. If you did not receive an email and believe you are eligible to vote, please do the following:

  • Wait until Aug. 16 when you will receive a reminder email, or
  • Write to Tim Myers and request that the emailed invitation to vote be sent to you.




Gary Wickman, MSRCL, RRT, FAARC

Seattle Central College
Seattle, WA
Member Since: 1983




AARC Activities:

  • Board of Directors, 2012-2015
  • Member, Government Affairs Committee, 2013-present
  • Chair, Membership Committee, 2013-2016
  • Member, Membership Committee, 2017
  • Member, Asthma Disease Management Round Table
  • Member, Informatics Round Table; Board Liaison, 2014-2015
  • Member, Patient Safety Round Table
  • Member, COPD Best Practices Round Table
  • Chair, Bylaws Committee, 2011
  • Chair-Elect, Bylaws Committee, 2010
  • Member, Management Section, 2000-present

HOD Activities:

  • Delegate, Respiratory Care Society of Washington, 1994–1997,2006–2009
  • Chair, Progress and Transition Committee, 1997
  • Member, Elections Committee, 2006
  • Chair, Chartered Affiliates Committee, 2007–2009
  • Member, Legislative Affairs Committee, 2008–2009

RCSW Activities:

  • President, Respiratory Care Society of Washington (RCSW), 1999
  • President-Elect, RCSW, 1998
  • Past President, RCSW, 2000
  • Member, Board of Directors, RCSW, 1993–1994
  • President, Cascade Chapter, RCSW, 1991
  • PACT Representative in Washington, DC, 2002–present
  • Member, Legislative Committee, 2014–present
  • Chair, Legislative Committee, 2000–2013
  • Program Chair, Cascade Chapter Conference, 1990
  • Member, Program Committee, RCSW, 1992–1996
  • Co-Chair, Legislative Committee, 2016–2017

Related Organizations:

  • Member, Coalition on Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE), 2014–present
  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee, Washington State Respiratory Care Licensure Board, 2000–present
  • Chair, Novation Respiratory Council, 2006
  • Member, Novation Respiratory Council, 2004–2007
  • Member, Providence Respiratory Resource Group, 1994–2016
  • Chair, Providence Respiratory Resource Group, 2002–2004


  • MSRCL, Northeastern University, 2016
  • BA, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1972
  • Graduate, Respiratory Care Program, Skagit Valley College, 1984
  • RRT, 1986
  • FAARC, 2010
  • Robert A Bonner Award for Outstanding Professional Service, RCSW, 2017


  • “A Utilization Review of Incentive Spirometry and Chest Physiotherapy,” AARC Congress, OPEN FORUM Abstract, 1989
  • “Savings Associated with Therapist-Driven Protocols for Bronchodilators,” AARC Congress, OPEN FORUM Abstract, 1992
  • “Advocacy: A Primer on How to Manage a Bill Through Your Legislature,” AARC Times, September 2011
  • “Can the use of a fast track protocol increase the number of open heart surgery patients extubated in 6 hours?” AARC International Congress OPEN FORUM Abstract, 2014

Gary is a patient advocate and mentor and has served the RCSW and the profession well on the AARC BOD.


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