Please join me in welcoming NAQCâ€™s newly elected Board members, Barbara Schillo (new), Chad Morris (reelection to second term), and Wayne Tormala
(reelection to second term).
Wayne Tormala is Bureau Chief, Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease.
has dedicated his
entire career to human service, providing leadership at the local, national and global levels in programs addressing public health, mental illness, the environment, world hunger, poverty, and economic justice.
oversees all aspects of tobacco prevention/cessation and the prevention/management of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, lung disease, stroke, asthma and diabetes.
top priority is in building a sustainable, outcomes-based, statewide network of individuals, organizations, and communities that engage in a common campaign for reducing preventable deaths.
Since assuming his
position in 2007, Arizona has catapulted to being a leader in reducing tobacco prevalence (21% drop) and achieving the highest percentage of households (89%) not allowing tobacco use in the home.