OPHCC picks Miller for executive director role

The Olympic Peninsula Healthy Community Coalition has a new leader.

The community 501(c)3 nonprofit last week announced the hiring of Nicolina Miller as its new executive director.

Miller, who most recently served as development manager for University Heights center in Seattle, has relocated to Port Angeles.

“Nicolina will help shape the continued growth and success of the coalition,” said Monica Dixon, OPHCC co-founder and board director.

Miller’s strengths, OPHCC representatives said, include program and event coordination, marketing, funding development and reporting.

“Realizing the additional stresses and challenges residents are facing during this pandemic, the coalition is expanding its wellness focus,” Dixon said.

OPHCC’s first initiative, 5-2-1-0, focused on four healthy habits everyone can incorporate into their daily lifestyle to improve health. As the pandemic stretched on, it became clear a broader approach was needed, group representatives said, so OHPCC has launched an expanded program — “Take Care of Your Whole Health” — that focuses on finding balance and connection between mind, body, spirit, and community.

“I’m very excited to build relationships on the peninsula, dig into this great work, and see how my background and skills can help move the ‘Take Care’ campaign forward,” Miller said.

OPHCC board president Mark Ozias noted, “The pandemic has greatly impacted all of our lives, so we’re excited to focus our efforts more broadly to help our communities come together, share resources and build upon each other’s assets as we look to our future.”

OPHCC works to make our community a healthier place to “live, learn, work and play.”

For more information, call 360-504-6159 or email to director@healthyOP.org. For more about the “Take Care” campaign, visit healthyOP.org/take-care.