PHA Board of Trustees

Rino Aldrighetti

Rino Aldrighetti

President and CEO, Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Silver Spring, Md.

Rino Aldrighetti was hired as the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s first professional staff person on January 1, 1999.

He worked for PHA on a part-time basis for two years, during which time he continued to operate his consulting business.  In 2001, Rino became a full-time PHA employee.  As PHA’s president, Rino has helped to move PHA from a 1,000 member rare illness association with a $132,000 annual income in 1998 to over 12,000 members, an additional 30,000 supporters and a $10.5 million income delivering research and programs for patients, family members and medical professionals.

Rino has been honored to receive both the Leadership Award of the Pulmonary Circulation Assembly of the American Thoracic Society and the EXCEL Award for Excellence in Non-profit Leadership of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.


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