2008-12-12 / Community

PHC Continues Involvement in APDA

Miele Elected Organization President

Joel A. Miele Sr. PE, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation, has been elected President of the American Parkinson Disease Association.  Joel A. Miele Sr. PE, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation, has been elected President of the American Parkinson Disease Association. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation, was recently elected president of the American Parkinson Disease Association.

Miele, a resident of Howard Beach and APDA board member and officer for more than 23 years, is a professional engineer who has served as Commissioner of New York City Planning Commission, Board of Standards and Appeals, Coastal Commission, Department of Buildings and Department of Environmental Protection. He was a founding member of Miele Associates, a Queens-based architectural and engineering firm and is a Fellow of the National Society of Professional Engineers, past president of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers and has received more than a dozen professional and technical honors.

Enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1957, he served on active duty for four years and continued his service in the reserve of the Navy Civil Engineer Corps for more than 28 additional years, retiring in 1988 with the rank of Captain and title of Commodore and was promoted to Rear Admiral on the retired list of the New York Naval Militia in 1998.

An active community member, in addition to his service to Peninsula Hospital Center, Miele is the president of the Board of Visitors at Creedmoor State Hospital and is past president and trustee of the Queens Borough Public Library. He is a member of the American Legion and the Queens Library Foundation and is active in the Boy Scouts of America as the executive vice president of the Queens Council and a National Council member. He is also the president of charities in the Netherlands and Germany that raise funds for Parkinson Disease research in Europe.

Peninsula Hospital Center became an APDA Information and Referral Center site in 1976. During these 32 years, $900,000 has been presented to the Hospital Center for its support of APDA.

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