Ellen G. Feiler


Ellen Feller

Title: Director of Health Promotion and Social Marketing (Retired)
Florida Department of Health, Broward County
Wilton Manors, Florida, United States

Ellen G. Feiler, the Retired Director of Health Promotion and Social Marketing for the State of Florida Department of Health, Broward County, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health advocacy.

Retired after more than 40 years of professional excellence, Ms. Feiler had most recently found success as the director of health promotion and social marketing for Broward County with the Florida Department of Health from 1980 to 2015. Prior to this position, she flourished as an instructor of health education with Brooklyn College and Queensborough Community College between 1973 and 1980. Furthermore, Ms. Feiler cemented her stellar reputation in her field through her service on numerous boards and coalitions as well as her appointment as a clinic coordinator for the New York City Department of Health during the Swine Flu outbreak.

Before embarking upon her professional ventures, Ms. Feiler pursued her studies at Hunter College, a part of the City University of New York system, earning a Bachelor of Arts in health education in 1973. She subsequently obtained a Master of Science in health and safety education from the University of Illinois in 1974. Continuing her academic efforts with coursework in gerontology at Columbia University, she later graduated from Lynn University with a Master of Arts in gerontology. In addition to her formal education, Ms. Feiler garnered her certification as a healthcare leader, a master specialist of health education and a health education specialist in Florida.

Throughout her impressive career, Ms. Feiler has notably served as an active member of the Literacy Coalition, a lifetime board member for the American Cancer Society and a member of the Human Rights Board of Broward County. Distinguished as the founder of the Tobacco Free Project of Broward County, she was additionally active as a volunteer for Minivan Healthcare. Moreover, Ms. Feiler has been affiliated with myriad organizations in relation to her areas of expertise, including the Florida Association of Professional Health Educators, the Florida Public Health Association, the American Public Health Association, the New York State Federation of Public Health Educators and the Smart Girls Partnership of Broward County, among others.

Attributing her success to her lifelong passion for public health and her steadfast enthusiasm for her work, Ms. Feiler has been honored as the Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers in 1993, presented with the 9th Annual Excellence in Healthcare Award from the South Florida Business Journal, inducted to the Hunter College Hall of Fame in 1998 and accepted the Ann S. Loop Award for Outstanding Health Education of the Year. She cites the opportunity to teach in the field, regardless of the obstacles, as the highlight of her career, as she loved teaching others in need. Looking toward the future, Ms. Feiler hopes to consult within the area of public health in the years to come.

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