Meet Our Team

Running On Air was founded by Mary Rose Kitlowski.  Mary and her only sibling, Rebekah, have a rare genetic disorder called Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD).  With 34% lung capacity, Mary uses supplemental oxgen.  She carries a six pound portable oxygen concentrator (POC).  She is a lung transplant candidate - which means she's approved for transplant but isn't on the transplant list yet.  Mary does races around the country to raise awareness.  Her first marathon was the NY Marathon on November 3, 2019.  Her husband Ed walked with her carrying the extra batteries for the POC.  Mary works full-time for the Commerce Department.
Mary Rose Kitlowski
 Anne E. O’Donnell, MD is a professor of medicine at Georgetown University and chief of the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as well as the Nehemiah and Naomi Cohen Chair in Pulmonary Disease Research.
Having authored over 40 manuscripts, O’Donnell is an internationally recognized expert in bronchiectasis and respiratory infections. She has been a principal investigator on numerous clinical trials investigating new therapies for bronchiectasis and NTM infections.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Catholic University of America then went to Georgetown for medical school. Her postgraduate medical education, internal medicine residency and pulmonary diseases fellowship, were also completed at Georgetown. She served in the Air Force at Robert L. Thompson Strategic Hospital, Carswell Air Force Base, Texas, completed her service as a major, then joined Georgetown as a faculty member.

In addition to receiving numerous Georgetown awards, including the Michael J. Caruso Award, the Anatomy Department Award and the Georgetown Clinical Society Award, O’Donnell was also recognized with the prestigious Meritorious Service Award from the Air Force in 1991. O’Donnell is also a long standing member of the Mentored Patient Oriented Research review committee of the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Anne E. O'Donnell, MD
Medical Advisor

Kemper Conwell
Prepress Designer and Advisor
Elizabeth Heinlen
Board Member

Ed Kitlowski
Board Member
Kathryn Vaughn
Board Member