Meet Your COPD Foundation Captains!

COPD Foundation 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. If you are interested in joining our group of volunteers, click here.

If you'd like to speak with a COPD Foundation Captain directly, please email and we will connect you with the Captain in your area of interest.

Kim Nors

Kim Nors Profile Photo Georgetown, TX

As a Respiratory Therapist for the past 33 years, I am excited to be a State Captain for Texas. My experience in Critical Care, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and as a RT Navigator has given me an overall perspective on educating patients and helping people manage their COPD. I have had a life- long passion for helping those with lung disease.

As a State Captain, I would like to be involved with advocacy and healthcare policy on the state and local levels. I believe that, with a collective voice, we can accomplish many great things. Our leaders need our support and guidance to better serve the COPD community in this country. We need to bring COPD awareness to our communities and our government.

I am currently in the process of starting a Better Breathers Club in Georgetown, Texas. I am also employed by a pulmonology group here. There are so many patients we serve needing the support of others and the medical community. It is equally important that COPD patients have the tools to self- manage their own disease.

We can educate and advocate everyday but…. "Patients don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care". This quote has always reminded me that with service comes great compassion and kindness.


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!