Samar dedicated a huge amount of time to the development and implementation of the GAME Global CPD Leadership program. Spread out over all of 2022, the developed program consisted of 4 modules of four weeks each, with weekly pre-work and a 2-hour educational session. Through her guidance as the Education Committee chair and as a faculty member, she guided 15 global colleagues in lifelong learning to complete the program. While her career duties took her away from GAME volunteerism for now, she looks forward to joining with GAME as her duties permit.
Amy Farr is a member of the Education Committee, and one of the drivers of the development of the Global CPD Leadership Program. She is a routine lecturer in the program, providing key insights to the many learners that join from week to week. Amy has been a FIC committee member for years, and recently took up the role of FIC liaison to the Communications Committee and developing the marketing messages for the 2022 Futurist Forum. The GAME Board of Directors is honored to have Amy as the Inaugural winner of the Lew Miller Award for Volunteerism.
Created in 2022, the Lew Miller Award recognizes the volunteer work of an individual GAME member that is not a part of the organizational leadership. The Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME) is an organization that is dependent upon volunteers. The organization pulls people from all walks of medical education life, who are interested in furthering the vision and mission of the organization. Committee chairs, committee members, and all Board Directors are volunteers. This award, though, is created to recognize a volunteer that is NOT a part of the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee.
Background on Lew Miller
Mr. Lewis A. Miller formed WentzMiller Global Services in 2004 with business partner Dennis K. Wentz. They supported clients on a global level, helping them improve the quality of education that led to better patient care via strategic planning services. As principal of the organization, Mr. Miller has worked closely with such pharmaceutical companies as Pfizer, Gilead and BMS, and an array of medical societies, medical education and medical publishing companies. He founded two membership organizations in the field, the Alliance for Continuing Education of Health Professionals (The Alliance) and the Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME) and participated in creating the national certifying program for continuing education professionals.
With extensive experience in continuing medical education and professional development, Mr. Miller formerly served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Bestpractice CPD LLC from 2008 to 2012. He also was an owner and corporate editorial director for Dowden Health Media and held the title of president of Life Options and Miller Communications Inc., developer of medical record systems. Earlier, Mr. Miller worked as the president and editor of Miller & Fink Corporation in Darien, publishers of Patient Care journal in US, Latin America, Europe and Australia.
Mr. Miller began his career as a newspaper journalist after college. After a decade in the industry, he transitioned into medical publishing, with Medical Economics in 1960 as its executive editor. Over the years, Mr. Miller has contributed his expertise through numerous articles written on behalf of his field. He also authored his own book, "The Life You Save."
Apart from his professional career, Mr. Miller recently established Helping Immigrants Thrive, a charity that assists undocumented immigrants in New York who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also built affordable housing in Connecticut, as well as promoted employment and training for economically disadvantaged people throughout the state. He served as a director of Connecticut State Employment and Training Commission, and chaired the Princeton University Alumni Studies Committee, the Connecticut Advisory Committee to Vo-Tech Schools and the Private Industry Council of Southern Connecticut. Mr. Miller also founded both Darien Community Homes Inc., and the United Church of Christ Residencies Inc.
An alumnus of the prestigious Princeton University, Mr. Miller received a Bachelor of Arts in 1949. Years later, he completed a Master of Science at Columbia University Business School in 1976. He was the first lay moderator of Darien Congregational Church, married to Jean Chandler for 65 years until her death in 2015, and father of David and Kathryn, grandfather of Coleman Miller and Caleb Zalaznick and great grandfather of Severin and Wesley Miller.
To commemorate his accomplishments, Mr. Miller received a Miller Wentz Lifetime and Distinguished Service Award from The Alliance in 2017 and the Hippocrates Award from GAME in 2012. He was named to the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame in 2007 and received a Crain Award for Editorial Excellence from American Business Media in 2004. Other recognitions to Mr. Miller's credit have included a Leadership Award from the Private Industry Council of Southern Connecticut every year between 1988 and 1990 and a Business Leader Appreciation Award from Workplace Inc. every year from 1985 to 1997. Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, recently presented Lewis A. Miller with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Miller celebrates many years' experiences in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field.