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.

Tom Krueger

Tom Krueger Profile Photo Deer Park, WI

Diagnosed with COPD in 2006. Went on O2 in 2009 part time. In 2012 went on O2 full time. I use O2 tanks a 4 liters. Being on O2 limits you from doing things. You just have to learn a different approach. I enjoy helping the ones who are on O2. I can relate to that. If I can help one person with COPD be comfortable and still get around. To me that is successful.


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!