Colleen Makarowski is a Certified Respiratory Educator currently working at University Lung Clinic supporting lung specialists in asthma and COPD specific clinics as well as a role with primary care supporting a family physician. Colleen trained as a Respiratory Therapist in Edmonton and has worked in a variety of provinces and roles over the past 30 years. The CRE role has provided Colleen the opportunity to expand the role of Respiratory Therapy by having more direct patient-centred care and interactions.