Galen Miller, PhD, (Oct. 13, 1951 - Aug. 22, 2013) died after a battle with a severe bacterial infection. Galen was the Executive Vice President of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization since 2001. From 1991 to 1998, when the organization was known as the National Hospice Organization, Dr. Miller served as Vice President and Director of Professional Development, Research and External Relations.

Galen led a life dedicated to to education, research and external relations on behalf of the nation's hospice and palliative care community, provided leadership for NHPCO in HIV/AIDS care, access to care in underserved populations and diverse communities, issues relating to rural care provision, innovations in end-of-life care, and strategic planning.

Dr. Miller also worked on behalf of NHPCO's affiliate organizations: the National Hospice Foundation, FHSSA (formerly known as the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa) and Hospice Action Network. Dr. Miller embodied the vision of this family of organizations - a world where individuals and families facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer -and made it his life's work.

-excerpted from Galen's obituary in the Washington Post.

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