Meet Your COPD Foundation Captains!

COPD Foundation 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.

If you'd like to speak with a COPD Foundation Captain directly, please email and we will connect you with the Captain in your area of interest.

Amelia Miller

Amelia Miller Profile Photo Charleston, SC

Hi! I am a rising senior at Wando High School in Charleston, currently on the Biomedical and Sports Medicine track. I, myself, suffer from a chronic respiratory disease and I understand what COPD patients are going through.

I am very excited to join this wonderful team of advocates for the COPD Foundation! I am excited to advocate and be able to support patients suffering from COPD. I want to continue to help patients and continue to advocate in my state by spreading awareness for COPD and inspire more people to help with the COPD Foundation. I am very passionate about this topic and hope to help more and more people!


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!