Goldia “Gigi” Brown was recently elected to the US COPD Coalition’s Board of Directors. Goldia is the Georgia Advocacy Captain for the COPD Foundation and a member of the COPD360 Community Engagement Committee (COPD3CEnCo). Having served as a caregiver for her mother, who died from COPD in 1997 at the age of 53, she is wholly committed to increasing the awareness, funding, and research of COPD. Goldia is a passionate, servant leader who has advocated in Washington, D.C., and Georgia; attended and presented at health fairs; met one-on-one to educate and encourage COPD patients; and spoken tirelessly to legislators on behalf of COPD patients and their caregivers.
Goldia served as a manager in the litigation support field for over 20 years. She received a B.A. (Brenau University) and a M.S. (Mercer University, concentration in nonprofit management), both in Organizational Leadership. A certified John Maxwell speaker and coach, she focuses on COPD, leadership, and spirituality. She is also a Master Teacher through the Transformative Living Program of the Barbara King School of Ministry (Atlanta, GA). In addition, she volunteers with the Lupus Foundation, Georgia Justice Project, her local church, Crisis Text Line (suicide prevention counselor), and other organizations.
“We are very excited to have Goldia join the US COPD Coalition family”, says USCC Executive Director Keith Siegel. Her passion and perspective as a family caregiver are going to be a wonderful addition to our Board.”