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.

Felix Reyes

Felix Reyes Profile Photo Tucson, AZ

Hello everyone, I am a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, who provides direct patient care to patients suffering from COPD. My interest in COPD began early in my medical training, and throughout different research projects my interest turned into a passion.

Being a companion to many patients in their COPD journey has taught me the multiple difficulties COPD patients face in attempting to live a normal life. As a COPD Foundation Captain, my two main objectives are to raise awareness and advocating for relevant topics for those suffering of COPD. I am also interested in bringing the newest research in the field of COPD to the State of Arizona.

My proudest moment is when I am able to make an impact in the quality of life of my patients.

In my free time, I enjoy working out and reading long novels.


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!