Bob Leek

Bob Leek is celebrating his 40th anniversary as a volunteer with American Lung Association! Bob began his volunteer service in 1972 as a board member for the American Lung Association of Virginia, which was known at that time as the Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association. In 1992, he received the Douglas Southall Freeman Award, the highest volunteer honor given in Virginia.

Bob has served in many capacities and numerous leadership roles. He has chaired most standing committees and task forces and held all executive committee offices at both state and local levels. Previously, Bob served as a member of the American Lung Association of the Atlantic Coast Board and as the Chair of the American Lung Association of Virginia’s Board of Directors. In 2000 while serving as the Chair, he opened the association’s BreatheEasy Office in Richmond which was built with superior indoor air quality.

Currently, Bob is the Chair of the Virginia Leadership Council. He also serves as an At-Large member of the American Lung Association’s Nationwide Assembly. In this capacity, he has traveled the nation for the American Lung Association. He has served as a Representative Delegate and At-Large Delegate to the ALA Council and Nationwide Assembly since 1999. Bob was a charter member of the Lung Health Network Task Force.

Bob is a professional potter and his pottery can be found in various galleries in Williamsburg, Virginia. He established the annual Excellence Award for staff in Virginia and personally made and donated pottery vases for each award recipient. Later, Bob made and donated pottery vases for national award recipients. Each vase is personalized with the name of the award and the award recipient.

Bob’s consistent leadership through the transition of the American Lung Association of Virginia to the Atlantic Coast and now as Lung USA has been pivotal to the success of the territory. He has been instrumental in program development and implementation on the national, state and local levels.

In all of the roles he has held with the organization, Bob has shared his skills, provided leadership and worked diligently to further the mission of the American Lung Association.