Meet Your State Advocacy Captains!

State Captains are volunteers with COPD, caregivers, friends and family members or healthcare providers who use their contacts and talents and partner with the COPD Foundation to serve as state and community leaders.

Captains promote the importance of becoming a part of the COPD community. They work to spread COPD awareness in their state and local areas, mentor fellow COPD community members, and participate in online and in-person grassroots advocacy and community building activities focused on health policy issues that are important to those who have COPD. If you are interested in joining our group of volunteers, click here.

Carl Mullins

Carl Mullins Profile Photo Arlington, TX

I am a former caregiver to my wife who passed away from COPD. After she died I have been working tirelessly on behalf of the COPD Foundation, talking about COPD with anyone and everyone who will listen.

I have obtained donations to the COPD Foundation from businesses in my community like Walmart and CVS, have talked with my elected officials in Texas and recently as a part of IMPACT COPD, I spoke with several representatives in DC. I will speak with any group that would like to learn about COPD and have attended health fairs and support groups to disseminate information about COPD.

As a State Captain hope to continue my advocacy and fundraising work to help influence COPD policy and increase the public’s awareness about COPD.

My proudest moments are my advocacy work with my elected officials, which I do in honor of my wife, who is also my inspiration.


COPD Foundation State Captain Program Informational Video

The COPD Foundation is looking for new State Captains to join our community to be champions for promoting COPD awareness, improving quality of life for those with COPD, to participate in research opportunities, policy, and much more. Email for questions and to start the onboarding process today!