T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D.

Dr. Bailey has been a volunteer with the American Lung Association of Florida for over 30 years and served as the Association's President from 1994-1995.  He has been and continues to be an active member, participating in numerous state and local activities such as the enactment of policies to give us clear air and chair of the campaign in Volusia County to enact the constitutional initiative "Smoke Free Florida." At the National level, Dr. Bailey served as chair of the Government Relations Committee for approximately 10 years.  During that time, he led the way to the establishment of the award winning Accredited Policy Program that recognized 23 Lung Associations for excellence in advocacy. 

In addition, he is a Professor of Political Science at Stetson University and has worked as a consultant with cities and counties on charter revisions. His life long dedication to politics and government, beginning with his B.A. with honors in Political Science at the University of Florida, followed by his M.A. in Political Science and History from the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and his Ph.D. of Political Science from University of Florida, has lead him to a career as a volunteer in the Democratic Party and as a mentor to students in government careers. Dr. Bailey served as a past delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

Dr. Bailey's many awards include the Hubert H. Humphrey Outstanding Statesman Award of the Florida Democratic Party in 1983. He was named the J. Ollie Edmunds Chair in 1984-85, and received the prestigious Hand Service Award from Stetson University in 2001. He was recently named by the Tiger Bay Club of Volusia County to receive the Ed Dunn Leadership Award in recognition of his exemplary public service in Volusia County.

He was selected to receive the Will Ross Medal because his leadership, character and dedication to the American Lung Association stand out as an example to all who serve the Association.