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Gwendolyn W. Young

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American Lung Association of California
Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Los Angeles , California , United States
American Lung Association
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 800
Washington Dc , District of Columbia 20004
United States

Company Description: About the American Lung Association: Beginning our second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to prevent lung disease and...   more

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  • bachelors degree , journalism
    California State University , Northridge
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...."Respiratory Rallies that are held right in the community are essential if we are going to make a difference," said Gwendolyn Young, chair of the American Lung Association of California, whose brother died nearly 10 years ago from complications of COPD. She added that although African Americans are less likely to die from COPD, the high smoking rates compound the effects of this chronic illness.
Young Communication Group Inc. :: Services [cached]
Gwendolyn W. Young Gwendolyn W. Young established Young Communications Group, Inc. in 1991. She is an award-winning professional with more than 25 years of experience in strategic communications, issues management and media relations. She has developed a subspecialty in managing campaigns directed at the emerging majority sm , with an emphasis on African American communities. She obtained a service mark from the state for the phrase "emerging majority sm."
Prior to opening the agency, Gwen was director of communications for AIDS Project Los Angeles; associate director of public relations at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and director of public and media relations at California Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles.
A former member of the executive board of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), she is past president of the Los Angeles chapter (IABC/LA).
She has served as vice president of the Board of Civil Service Commissioners for the City of Los Angeles and as communications advisory to the chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department. She currently is chair of the board of directors for the American Lung Association of California.
Gwen is a recipient of the coveted Living History Makers/Entrepreneurial Award from Turning Point Magazine, was named Communicator of the Year by IABC/LA in 1999, as well as numerous other awards and honors.
A native Angeleno, Gwen is a graduate of California State University, Northridge.
Before joining Young, he was in the aerospace industry.
Leadership | American Lung Association in California [cached]
Gwendolyn W. Young
Air Pollution: 26 California Counties Still Fail, 19 Counties Receive "A" Grades in American Lung Association's Annual Nationwide State of the Air Clean Air Test | American Lung Association in California [cached]
"We see improvements in some areas of the state, but the levels of ozone and particle pollution in California remain dangerously high; improvements do not mean the problem is solved," said Gwendolyn W. Young, board chair of the American Lung Association of California.
American Lung Association of California Board Chair Young said that to ensure progress toward healthier air, Congress must keep the Clean Air Act intact - given proposed changes to diminish it - and California must address diesel pollution in the state.
To protect children's health, given their particular vulnerability to diesel emissions, Young said that more funds are needed to supplement existing Proposition 1B bond funds to replace and retrofit 20- and 30-year-old school buses.
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