Tourette Association of America names John Miller as President and CEO

Koya Leadership Partners congratulates Tourette Association of America on the hiring of its new President and CEO, John Miller.

The Tourette Association of America is the premier national non-profit organization serving the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder community. As the President and CEO of the Tourette Association, Mr. Miller will use his diversified executive experience to enhance the Association’s mission to raise awareness, fund research and provide ongoing support for all individuals affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders.

“I look forward to beginning a new chapter with the Tourette Association and am honored to lead such a dedicated organization,” says Mr. Miller. “This is a sensational time to join the Association as we continue our journey to support families and patients, as well as scientific and medical communities. I’ve always been impressed by the Association, one of the most significant in the nation, and am ready to move forward.”

Miller comes to the Tourette Association after five years as the CEO/Executive Director of the American Red Cross on Long Island. His achievements include upgrading the organization’s management, public affairs, and revenue infrastructure. Miller has overseen the largest Red Cross responses in Long Island history: Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy; where he worked with government officials, celebrities, donors, volunteers and media from across the country and around the world. He also served on the ARC Greater NY Regional Leadership Team where he directed the mergers of the Nassau, Suffolk and Shelter Island organizations into one, stronger, Long Island Chapter.

In recognition of John’s strong leadership, he was named as an Outstanding CEO for 2014 by Long Island Business News and received the highly competitive HIA-LI Business Achievement Award. In 2015, Miller was selected from a pool of candidates across the country to participate in LEAD, the prestigious American Red Cross National Leadership Education and Development Program. Immediately before the Red Cross, Miller was Chief of Staff at the Food Bank for New York City, one of the largest operations of its kind in the USA. Miller was responsible for managing daily operations and serving as a liaison for the CEO to internal and external audiences, including the Board, executive staff, donors and government.

“Mr. Miller brings a breadth of perspective and experience to the Tourette Association and I am delighted at his appointment,” says Rovena Schirling, Chair of the Board. “His proven leadership and dedication gives me supreme confidence that he will be an invaluable advocate for the Tourette and Tic Disorder community.”  View the complete press release here.

We are honored to have partnered with Tourette Association of America on this search – and look forward to hearing of the future successes of the organization under John Miller’s leadership!