2019 Board of Directors
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. He serves on the board of directors for The Crocker Art Museum Association (CAMA), serves on the American Diabetes Association’s National Health Disparities Committee, and is an active contributor to Landmark Ventures’ Social Innovation Summit.
Most recently, Miller served as the Deputy Director of the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity (OHE). Appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2013, Miller was the State’s lead advisor on issues related to reducing health and mental health disparities and achieving health equity for all Californians. With the unique distinction of being confirmed by the California State Senate, he was responsible for leading the state’s mission on health equity to promote equitable social, economic and environmental.
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.