REM Award Honorees (2014) — Edward Miller (American Lung Association)

Edward Miller is the Senior Vice President for Public Policy for the American Lung Association of the Northeast. He is responsible for providing leadership to the public policy initiatives of the organization in the seven state region covering New England and New York. He has served in this capacity since July 2012.

From 1986 until 2007, he served as the CEO of the American Lung Association in Maine. During that time the organization’s assets grew from less than half a million to over two million dollars. The Maine chapter was the first and only state to receive straight A’s on the annual American Lung Association nationwide Tobacco Control Report Card.

Ed has been involved with the Trek Across Maine for nearly all of its thirty year history. The Trek has become the largest fundraising event of its kind for the American Lung Association nationwide.

Ed volunteers for four days each year to support the management team of the Trek Across Maine. He also travels throughout the Northeast to volunteer at other annual ALA fundraising events, including the Autumn Escape Bike Trek on Cape Cod, Cycle the Seacoast in New Hampshire, and the Boston Stair Climb.

Ed is a past president of the Maine Public Health Association and was a founding member and chair of the Maine Coalition on Smoking OR Health. He has served on the board of directors for HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide electronic clinical information-sharing system; the Maine Health Information Center; and the Maine Center for Public Health. Prior to joining the American Lung Association Ed served as the first Director of the Division of Health Promotion and Education in the Bureau of Health, now the Maine Center for Disease Control, from 1973 until 1986.

For more information about the American Lung Association of the Northeast, please visit its website.

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