Detroit Native Comes Home to Lead Lung Association in Michigan 

Shannon Proctor brings two decades of public health, non-profit experience to communities across the state

Today, the American Lung Association in Michigan announced that Shannon Proctor is its new executive director, effective March 1. 

Proctor returns to her hometown of Detroit after serving as the executive director of the Lung Association in Nevada for the last five years. She hopes to expand lung health programs across Michigan and deepen relationships with the community and partners.

“As a native Detroiter, improving the wellbeing of our community is very important to me. I have experienced firsthand the devastation of losing a loved one to a respiratory illness, and it has fueled my unwavering passion for the promotion of lung health,” said Proctor. “I hope to build on the amazing work that the Michigan team has been doing and lead them in continuing to work towards a future free from lung disease.” 

Proctor has more than two decades of experience in the public health and nonprofit sectors. In her most recent role as executive director in Nevada, she oversaw the execution of initiatives that bolstered resources for critical disease research, lung health advocacy and local education programs. 

“In her time at the American Lung Association, Shannon has demonstrated a commitment to lung health advocacy that is inspiring and has had a large impact on the community in Nevada,” said Andrew Feast, Division Vice President of Development for the Lung Association. “We are excited for her transition to her new role here in Michigan and can’t wait see what she will accomplish.” 

Proctor’s two-decade long career includes leadership roles at the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, United Way and the Girl Scouts. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Davenport University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Phoenix. 

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For more information, contact:

James A. Martinez
(312) 445-2501
[email protected]

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