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Former Health System CEO Miller Appointed Chair of Dean’s Advisory Council

October 27, 2014

Gerald (Jerry) Miller, MPH, the former President and CEO of the Crozer-Keystone Health System, has been appointed by Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, Dean of Drexel University's School of Public Health, as Chairman of the School’s Dean's Advisory Council.

Miller will replace Stephen Bouikidis, who has served as Council Chairman since 2009 and has served as a member since 2001. Bouikidis will continue to serve on the Advisory Council as a special advisor on marketing and communications strategies, including the launch of a new communications strategy for the School highlighting its special mission as the only accredited school of public health in the greater Philadelphia region, and one of only two in Pennsylvania.

"I want to thank Stephen for his outstanding contributions to our School over the many years he has served on the Council," said Diez Roux, "and I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role. I also want to extend a very special welcome to Jerry Miller for generously agreeing to serve as the new Chair on the Council. I look forward to working closely with Jerry and the rest of the Council in this new phase of the School’s growth and development."

“It has been a pleasure serving as Chair over the past five years,” says Bouikidis. “Having been on the Council since its inception, I’ve seen significant growth at the School. I am proud to have been part of that history, and excited about the School's continued progress under Dean Diez Roux’s leadership. I look forward to working with Jerry in his new role.”

An active member of the Advisory Council since 2007, Miller chairs the Council's Nominations Committee. Among his other Drexel connections, Jerry has a son in the Ph.D. program in Drexel's School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences.

Mr. Miller noted “I am excited about working with our new Dean and the Council to expand Drexel University School of Public Health’s leadership and growth in research, teaching and commitments to communities far and wide. I am honored to serve as the Council’s Chairman."

In 2001, Miller was appointed President and CEO of Crozer-Keystone Health System. The Crozer-Keystone Health System is a not-for-profit, integrated health delivery system with five hospital campuses throughout the Philadelphia region, providing a full range of services meeting the diverse health needs of its communities. Prior to joining the Health System, Miller was the administrator of Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

He has served as Chairman of several regional and national organizations including the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania and VHA, a Texas-based corporation providing group purchasing support to more than 1,400 healthcare facilities. He continues to serve as a Director on a number of health care, human services and foundation boards. 

Miller received his undergraduate degree in economics from Rutgers University in 1969. He received a master’s degree in public health from Yale University in 1972. He resides in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia.