White House renominates Miriam Hellreich to CPB board

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President Biden announced Tuesday that he has renominated Janice Miriam Hellreich for a seat on CPB’s board of directors.

CPB Board member Miriam Hellreich

Hellreich has served on CPB’s board since March 2019 after being nominated by former President Trump. Her first term expires in 2024.

Hellreich, originally from Alabama, is a speech and language pathologist who founded the first speech and language therapy program at Taipei American School in Taiwan, according to a statement from the White House. She later became president of the Hawaii Speech, Language, & Hearing Association and chair of its legislative affairs committee.

To help train parents with communicatively handicapped children, Hellreich developed a home-therapy program for Hawaii’s rural preschool children through the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project. Following an appointment by former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle, she served on the board of governors of the East-West Center, a research institution that promotes improved relations among the U.S., Asia and the Pacific. She was vice chair of the board and chair of the strategic planning committee.

She was also president of the Hawaii Medical Association Auxiliary and served on the boards of the American Cancer Society and the Hawaii Association of Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities. She was also on the executive committee for the Republican National Committee.

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