Meet Your State Advocacy Captains!

State Captains are volunteers with COPD, caregivers, friends and family members or healthcare providers who use their contacts and talents and partner with the COPD Foundation to serve as state and community leaders.

Captains promote the importance of becoming a part of the COPD community. They work to spread COPD awareness in their state and local areas, mentor fellow COPD community members, and participate in online and in-person grassroots advocacy and community building activities focused on health policy issues that are important to those who have COPD. To learn more about becoming a state captain in your area please email

Quincy Futrell

Quincy Futrell Profile Photo Prairieville, LA

As a respiratory therapist, and State Captain for Louisiana, I hope to accomplish bringing COPD awareness to individuals at every learning stage. Also, I want to give hope to those who are living with the condition.

As a COPD advocate, I have participated in health fairs or community events to promote COPD awareness.

As a State Captain, I am interested in connecting others in the COPD community to the resources available so they can live healthier, fuller lives, and raising awareness by participating in health fairs and community events. I would also like to work with state, local, and national officials to improve COPD policy.

My proudest COPD moment was when as COPD State Captain I would educate individuals about COPD and I would get some great reactions. People really want to know more about how COPD impacts their lives and what they can do to be proactive in their health.

My inspiration to share is, “Every opportunity is an opportunity for greatness!”

More about me: I don't have COPD, but I've been an RRT for 12 years. I have two advanced degrees, one is a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) and the other is a Master’s of Respiratory Care. I'm currently an assistant professor, and I have my own pulmonary consulting business.


COPD Foundation State Captain Program Informational Video

The COPD Foundation is looking for new State Captains to join our community to be champions for promoting COPD awareness, improving quality of life for those with COPD, to participate in research opportunities, policy, and much more. Email for questions and to start the onboarding process today!