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Wm. Jahmal Miller  

Social Innovator; Health Equity Expert; Thought Leader; Policy Influencer; People Leader

Wm. Jahmal Miller is the Director of Corporate Reputation & Thought Leadership with San Francisco-based Blue Shield of California’s External Affairs Division. He plays a major role in leading, creating and executing cutting-edge communication and engagement strategies and is charged with positioning the Blue Shield as a leader on health reform, achieving business goals and advancing the organization’s mission to make healthcare accessible and affordable to all Californians. Miller is recognized as a national thought leader and leading spokesperson on issues pertaining to public policy, health equity, public & mental health, external affairs, social justice, innovation, branding and strategic communications.

Most recently, Miller served as the Deputy Director of the CA Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity (OHE). Appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2013, Miller was the State’s lead advisor on issues related to reducing health disparities and achieving health equity for all Californians. With the unique distinction of being confirmed by the CA State Senate, he was responsible for leading the state’s mission on health equity to promote equitable social, economic and environmental conditions.

Earlier in his career, he spent time at Kaiser Permanente as a Communications Manager, National Community Benefit and as a Community & Government Relations Manager. He also held multiple leadership roles with Sutter Health. Over the years his experience and passion have also garnered international exposure, as Miller has traveled twice to Cuba as part of American delegations to study the Cuban health system, culture and history.

Miller is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City, with a Bachelor of Arts(BA) degree in Psychology. He also holds a Master of Health Administration(MHA) degree from the University of Southern California. In May 2016, Western University of Health Sciences conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters (DHL) to Miller.

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