Camille Miller, MSSW, ACSW
Camille D. Miller is the former president and CEO of the Texas Health Institute (THI) and served in that position since 1996. After completing bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology and social work at the University of Texas at Austin, Miller gained extensive experience in policy research and development while she served in Texas for three governors, two lieutenant governors, a state comptroller, and state senator, planning, researching and developing state policy to address all policy and budget areas of state government. She also held executive staff positions at the Texas Department of Community Affairs and the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. As chief of staff for the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, she supervised legislative interim studies on medically fragile children, reorganization of health and human services, and conducted the most recent comprehensive study of Medicaid in Texas.
In February 1995, the Texas Hospital Association (THA) selected her to be the director of THA’s Medicaid project, and immediately promoted her to director of Regulatory Affairs. When the 32-year-old Texas Hospital Education and Research Foundation changed its name and mission, THA again tapped her experience in policy development and her strong leadership skills, asking Miller to be the first president and chief executive officer of the Texas Institute for Health Policy Research. In 2006, a merger with Texas Health Foundation created the Texas Health Institute, an independent, statewide 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.
Miller serves on the board of directors of the Texas Public Health Museum, National Communities Joined in Action, and served as a founding member and past chair of the Capitol Rotary Club. She serves on the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business Healthcare Administration Program. She serves on the Texas Team, working to recruit more nurses into the workforce in Texas.
In 2009, Miller received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers from both the Texas Chapter and the Austin Chapter.
In May 2010, she was granted the honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service by the Board of Regents at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas, where she also serves on the University of North Texas Health Science Center Board of Advisors.
She is a member of Leadership Texas’ class of 1996, Leadership America’s 2013 class and a deacon at First Baptist Church in Austin, Texas.