Assistant Vice President, National Policy
American Lung Association
Janice Nolen supervises the development of policy positions on indoor and outdoor air quality for the nationwide organization. Having worked on these issues for more than two decades with the American Lung Association, she is frequently interviewed by the news media on air quality issues and is a sought-after expert by such news outlets as the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, Bloomberg, Forbes.com, Vogue and NPR.
Nolen represents the Lung Association with its many partners, including other public health and environmental organizations in addition to federal agencies in policy and regulatory issues. Part of her work involves producing the Lung Association's highly acclaimed annual report card on air pollution, the State of the Air.
She also directs the Lung Association actions in air quality regulatory advocacy and litigation. Most recently, her work in this area resulted in the strengthening of the national air quality standards for ozone air pollution. She currently leads the national coalition working to implement the National Radon Action Plan She formerly served on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.
Prior to coming to Washington in 2001, Nolen directed programs for the American Lung Association of Tennessee. There, she led the organization's air quality, asthma and tobacco control programs and policy implementation at the state and local levels. In 2001, the Governor appointed her to the Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board, the state policy and regulatory agency for air issues.
Prior to her work with the American Lung Association, Nolen spent ten years working with a regional council of governments in Tennessee on community and economic development and alternative transportation. She also served with the Environmental Planning Division of the Tennessee Department of Transportation. She holds a Master of Arts degree from Middle Tennessee State University.