Paul Billings

Senior Vice President, Advocacy & Education

American Lung Association

Where do you live?
Silver Spring, Maryland

Tell us a little about the work you do.
I advocate for lung health. Every day I work with a dedicated team of professionals and volunteers to push policy change to improve health and to help educate individuals prevent or manage their disease.

How did you become interested in lungs?
Probably it was my first breath.

What are your interests outside of work?
I am happiest when I am hiking up a mountain on the coast of Maine.

What has been your greatest achievement?
I proud of all the work we have done to improve the air my kids and everyone’s children breathe - both indoors and outside. There is more work to do and I won’t stop until everyone’s next breath is clean, healthy air.

Why do you need your lungs to be healthy?
So I can speak the truth to the powerful and raise my voice for all those who are counting on the American Lung Association.

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