An effort for Heart from the Heart!
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Paul Hart Miller has been a long-time advocate for the American Heart Association. Paul first started his advocacy with American Heart in his home state of Louisiana in the early 1980s when his state senator, mentor and later best man, Senator William McLeod and his wife Cissie became the first husband and wife to have multiple bypass surgeries on the same day. They both survived and one year later, with Paul’s help they were flown to NYC with their surgeon to be interviewed on NBC’s Today Show. Paul says “It was an effort for Heart from my heart!” He continued to be engaged being part of many committees in both Louisiana and Massachusetts including Advocacy Committees and Local and Affiliate Boards. Paul has been part of the National Advocacy Coordinating Committee, he was the Board Secretary for the Southeast Affiliate Board Secretary and the Chair of Public Advocacy Committees of Southeast and New England Affiliates. We are lucky that since Paul has come back to MA he has been an active member of our MA Advocacy Advisory Committee. For all his work and dedication Paul was named the American Heart Association First National Advocate of the Year in 2004, the American Heart Association Southeast Affiliate Advocate of the Year in 2003 and the American Heart Association Louisiana Advocate of the Year in 2003. Paul also brings his full-time work experience as an Administrative Director of Network Operations in the Department of Medicine/Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and previously as a Manager, Program Advancement and Professional Relations and Manager, Business Development at Lahey Health (Lahey Clinic) to help us think through some of our key policy priorities.