The American Lung Association welcomes Julian Dillon as Executive Director for Oregon. This crucial leadership role engages directly with the community to guide lung-friendly policies and raise funds to further its mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
“We are excited to welcome Julian to this important position serving the people of Oregon,” said Allison Hickey, American Lung Association National Executive Vice President. “Julian’s passion for the cause combined with his deep experience will strengthen our bonds in the community, and his hiring underscores the Lung Association’s commitment to the region.”
Julian comes to the American Lung Association after 12 years with the American Diabetes Association in Los Angeles where he was the Development Director and, more recently, Interim Executive Director. Julian has also worked with MZA Events on their signature AIDS Walk events in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Atlanta.
“The work of the American Lung Association is truly inspiring, especially during the current pandemic,” said Dillon. “I look forward to growing the impact of our mission throughout Oregon by engaging our many constituents and business leaders interested in supporting a cleaner, healthier future for our state.”
Born and raised in Dublin Ireland, Julian worked in film production for 15 year before moving to the non-profit arena. Julian is very excited to join the American Lung Association and to its vital mission in the Pacific Northwest.
As Executive Director for Oregon, Julian will focus on rallying communities around the organization’s core mission – working seamlessly on community building events and programs, directly engaging leaders throughout the state on issues concerning public health, youth smoking and e-cigarette use and improving air quality, while raising much-needed funds to support all those with lung disease or at risk for lung disease.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.