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Millie Arnold

Professional Position: Retired Educator
Location: Jackson, Ohio
Millie Arnold

After her marriage to Donald Arnold, she resided in Arizona for over 25 years where she worked as Office Manager for a medical management firm that assisted physicians in becoming licensed in the state and setting up a practice.  She later served as the Executive Assistant to the Medical Director of a rehabilitation facility and managed the private practice of a Physiatrist in Tucson until taking a leave to care for her husband.

In September, 1998, Don was diagnosed with Bulbar Onset ALS and they attended a support group provided by the Arizona Chapter of the ALS Association.  That was the beginning of Millie and Don’s education about Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  Don lived a little more than 16 months and died in February of 2000.  After his death Millie moved back to her home town of Jackson, Ohio.

In 2002 Millie contacted The ALS Association Central and Southern Ohio Chapter and started attending a support group in Dayton which she still attends.  In 2004, at the request of the Chapter Events Associate, she organized the first Dayton Walk to Defeat ALS.  This volunteer effort with no budgeted funds raised nearly $20,000.  She served for a number of years as the Dayton Walk City Chair and the Dayton Walk has grown to a goal of $90,000 for 2013. In 2007, she received Honorable Mention as an Outstanding Senior Volunteer in Ohio.

In 2008, Millie became a board member and now serves as the Chapter President, a position she has held since 2010. During her tenure as President, the Chapter Board has had a review and update of the By-Laws and over the past year she led the development of a 3 year Strategic Plan (FY 2014-2017), which fits into the Continuous Improvement Program now being considered.

Millie has been a member of the Board of Representatives, both as an alternate or voting representative.  She is currently serving on the Care Services Committee.

Millie graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.  After graduation, she taught at the elementary and secondary level in Ohio and Texas.

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