Steve Miller

Steve at BNB-2008

Steven E. Miller is the Executive Director of the Healthy Weight Initiative based in Harvard School of Public Health, a founding Board member of LivableStreets Alliance (a transportation advocacy group), and publisher of “The Public Way: Transportation, Health, and Livable Communities” blog.

Miller co-founded Boston's Hub On Wheels bicycle festival and is a Gubernatorial appointee on the state’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board.  Previously, working with state union leaders, he helped found the Massachusetts’ Coalition for Occupational Health & Safety, which just celebrated its 45th year.  His formative experience as a community organizer shapes his participatory approach to policy development and program implementation.

Miller has also worked in high tech, starting at Lotus Development Corporation then, after a fellowship on "Technology and Democracy" at the Kennedy School of Government, becoming Director of Strategic Planning for the Commonwealth’s Office of Management Information Systems.  He has also worked with numerous non-profit organizations – including several foundations – on strategic planning and board development, and with city governments on performance-focused management reforms.

In education, his leadership of a state-wide mobilization of parents, teachers, and businesses to network schools for technology-facilitated education reform – engaging over 20,000 people in nearly 3/4ths of the state’s school districts and raising over $20 million dollars – led to an invitation to present at President Clinton's 1999 National Education Summit. Subsequently, he was the founding Board Chair of TechBoston Academy, a public pilot high school whose achievements were honored by a 2010 visit from President Obama.

Miller has served on the national boards of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR), the Consortium for School Networks (CoSN), and as chair of Grassroots International (GRI).  He has published four books on public policy, hosted a radio discussion show, and was the on-screen Science & Technology Commentator for a national cable network.