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Our Mission: The mission of the CMCF is to empower people with the knowledge and understanding of amyloidosis for earlier detection, ensuring a better quality of life for those afflicted with the disease and to help science find the cures.

2011-2012 Chip Miller Charitable Foundation Board Members:

Angela Morsa - Board Member

Angela met Lance and Michele at Corvettes for a Cure, a show that benefits the Delaware Valley Alzheimer’s Association, where Lance was “Master of Ceremonies.” Lance, Michele and Angela became fast friends and Angela joined the Board of the CMCF in 2009. “I’m so honored to be a part of the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation and I’m looking forward using my marketing expertise to raise funds and increase awareness of amyloidosis.” In addition to her full-time job driving marketing strategy for her clients at Active Integrated Marketing, Angela is actively involved in various charities such as Corvettes for a Cure and serves as the President of the Philadelphia chapter of the Business Marketing Association. Angela bought her first Vette at Corvettes at Carlisle in 2008. You can reach her at angela@chipmiller.org.

Angela Morsa
President  

Lance Miller - Vice President

Lance, Chip's son, is a "chip off the old block." They were the best of friends sharing similar passions such as Corvettes, racing, cars and the beach. Lance grew up in Ocean City, NJ surfing as much as the waves would allow and traveling with the National Scholastic Surfing Association Team (NSSA) to places such as Hawaii, Brazil, and California. After his father's passing, Lance returned to Carlisle, PA to take over where his dad left off - managing, along with Bill Miller III, Carlisle Events, a collector car, truck and motorcycle promotion company in Carlisle, PA. "I'm happy to help my father continue his legacy by helping others through our foundation. There's nothing more rewarding than helping spread the word about this incredibly awful and deadly disease - amyloidosis."Lance currently resides in Carlisle, PA with his wife Michele and their three cats but tries to spend as much time as possible at their home in Florida.

Lance Miller
Vice President  

Harold Brandt - Treasurer

Harold has been a financial manager for the past 17 years and currently serves as the CFO of Carlisle Events and Treasurer for the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation. As Treasurer, Harold's primary responsibility is directing and coordinating all foundation financial objectives and obligations, including developing annual budgets, developing cash management investment strategies and maintaining a financially solvent non-profit organization. He is a true asset to the organization. "It's an honor to have been asked by Judy and the family to serve on the board of the foundation. I think it's a great opportunity to continue with Chip's legacy of raising awareness of the disease." Harold lives in Hershey, PA with his wife Darlene and daughter Maggie. Harold enjoys mountain biking and traveling with his family.

Harold Brandt
Treasurer  

Judy Miller - Assistant Treasurer

Judy founded the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation after Chip passed away in March 2004. Chip always wanted to make a difference in people's lives while he was alive and he continues to honor this by the work being done by the Foundation. "Our main objective is to raise awareness about amyloidosis in order to help other people with this disease be diagnosed earlier. The key is to be diagnosed as early as possible in order to have better treatment outcomes." Judy divides her time between Carlisle and St. Pete Beach, Florida with her two kitties. She volunteers at the local hospital in Carlisle and loves to watch racing and play golf. She also loves to spend time with her two daughters and five grandchildren.

Judy Miller
Assistant Treasurer  

Nick Bricker - Board Member & Surf Fest contributor

Nick is a childhood friend of Lance and was extremely close with Chip where they enjoyed surfing and hanging out together in Ocean City, NJ. Today, Nick lives in Marmora, NJ with his fiancee Lizzy. He works for Barrel's restaurant and oversees various non-profit surfing events along the Jersey coast. Nick spearheads the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation's annual Surf Fest competition which has raised close to $30,000. "I serve on the foundation because Chip did so much for us when we were younger. He made such a huge impact on my life. I am now honored to be able to give something back for such a great person."

Nick Bricker
Board Member  

Joe Clemente - Board Member

Joe, a longtime friend of Chip Miller and dedicated friend of Carlisle Events, is a big car enthusiast who would give the shirt off his back to someone in need. He currently packages life-saving medications and vaccines for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, Merck and Company. "For me it is an honor that the Miller family asked me to serve on this board. I am honored that I have been given the opportunity to help spread the word about this horrible disease that prematurely took the life of one of the greatest people that I have ever known, Chip Miller." Joe lives with his wife Peggy and two daughters, Jessica and Stephanie, in King of Prussia, PA. His hobbies include Corvettes, Corvettes and yes, Corvettes.

Joseph Clemente
Board Member  

Angela Dispenzieri - Mayo Clinic - Board Member

Dr. Dispenzieri was Chip's doctor during his stay at the Mayo Clinic and is one of the top amyloidosis specialists in the world. Dr. Dispenzieri is a board-certified physician who specializes in light chain amyloidosis as well as other plasma cell disorders. Currently Dr. Dispenzieri serves as a Senior Associate Consultant for the Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Consultant for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic and Associate Professor of Medicine at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation is honored to have Dr. Dispenzieri serve as an honorary member of the board. "I would like to see amyloid cured (or at least 100% improved and controlled) for all patients with the disorder." Dr. Dispenzieri has given numerous presentations and written many papers on amyloidosis and related diseases. Dr. Dispenzieri lives with her husband in Rochester, MN. She is a dedicated physician who likes to read and watch movies in her spare time.

Feel free visiting the Mayo Clinic website by clicking here.

Angela Dispenzieri, MD
Honorary Board Member  

Evie Menges - Board Member

Evie is the older daughter of Chip Miller and currently manages Lady of America, a women's health and fitness center in Coatesville, PA. Evie volunteers her time to the board by helping out at the various fundraiser's throughout the year and spearheads the annual 5k Amyloidosis Awareness Walk/Run that is held on the Carlisle Fairgrounds in October. "I am proud to be a board member in order to better serve my father's memory and help raise awareness of amyloidosis with the hope that we can preclude others from having to experience the loss of a loved one to this horrible disease." Evie lives with her husband Duane and two daughters Jessica and Tori in Coatesville, PA. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, work out and surf the Internet.

Evelyn Menges
Board Member  

Michele Miller - President

Michele is the past-President of the CMCF after recently having a baby she felt it was important to step down. Michele oversees the day-to-day activities of the foundation while striving to develop new fundraising events and awareness opportunities. One of her main responsibilities is managing and coordinating the CMCF Corvettes at Carlisle auction which has helped to raise over $50,000 for the foundation and awareness of this deadly disease. "Raising awareness of amyloidosis is just as important as raising money. We want to educate people to the point of top-of-mind awareness - if you think you have the symptoms of amyloidosis, tell your doctor and insist on being tested." Michele received her degree in advertising from Rowan University and most recently worked for an advertising agency in Princeton, New Jersey. She married Lance in October of 2006 and currently resides in Carlisle, PA.

Michele Miller
Board Member  

Bill Miller - Board Member

Bill met Chip in 1969 at a car event and quickly became friends. Shortly thereafter in 1974, they became business partners when they started Carlisle Events. Bill started in car sales in 1966, became sales manager in 1970, and in 1977 became an automobile dealer. From that time until 1995 he owned four different automobile dealerships. In 1980, Chip and Bill became full-time with Carlisle Events with Bill selling the last automobile dealership in 1995. "My dealerships were never a job but an extension of the automotive hobby that I have always enjoyed. It doesn't get any better in life than working in your hobby. I became a board member to honor my best friend and business partner in hopes of finding a cure for the dreaded disease that took his life." Bill has been married to Peggy for 40 wonderful years and has two children Bill III and Kristine and two adorable grand kids, Christopher and Skylar. In his spare time Bill likes to fish and attend car events.

Bill Miller
Board Member  

Ira Packman - Board Member

Dr. Packman was not only Chip's doctor, but he was a good friend as well. Recently, Dr. Packman retired as a physician from the Internists of Central Pennsylvania in Lemoyne, PA. He is currently employed as a consultant to Pennsylvania State reviewing malpractice files and complaints against physicians, hospitals, nurses, PA and NP. This new career path involves the teaching of attorneys regarding the medicine involved in the cases being reviewed. "I became a board member to help increase awareness of Amyloidosis in the general community and to try to help those families and patients dealing with the disease." Dr. Packman lives in Camp Hill, PA with his wife Linda. They have four children - Julie, Angie, Jennifer and Greg. Dr. Packman enjoys music, motorcycles, wine and life.

Ira Packman, MD
Medial Advisor  

Bob Tanner = Board Member

Darren has been aware of the Millers and Carlisle Events since he was a boy. Back then, he would travel from upstate New York to Carlisle to help hunt for – and carry – parts for his dad’s restoration projects ranging from 1929 Model A’s to mid-60’s muscle cars. Now a Carlisle resident with his wife, son, and daughter, Darren still maintains a strong affinity for classic and exotic cars and is glad to have another generation of the family excited about attending the events. In learning more about Chip Miller’s life and his lasting impression on the lives of all that knew him, Darren became increasingly aware of Amyloidosis and CMCF. “It is truly unfortunate that I never had the honor to meet and know Chip. He was an incredibly special person that left an amazing legacy that I am so blessed to be part of now. I have the utmost respect for Lance, Judy, Michele, and my fellow Board members.” It’s a dream of Darren’s to co-pilot a Corvette across America with Lance to raise national awareness for both Amyloidosis and the foundation.

Darren Reighard
Board Member  

Robert (Bob) Tomczak = Board Member

Bob was a longtime and dear friend of Chip. They spent many winters together as "snowbirds" in St. Pete Beach, Florida and traveling to various Corvette shows. For the past 30 years, Bob has been the President & CEO of SCS, a worldwide video production and satellite transmission business. His clients include all of the TV broadcasting companies worldwide and most of the Fortune 500 companies. "I like the fact that the foundation is informing people of this dreadful disease. If Chip Miller had been informed earlier, he might still be with us today." Bob lives with his wife Bridget and toy poodle Prada in Wauconda, IL. He loves to spend time with his daughter Dori, son-in-law Bob and his adorable grandchild Ryan. In his spare time Bob likes to fish and travel..

Robert Tomczak
Board Member  

Diane Vaughn - Board Member

Diane is another one of our board members who would do anything for anyone, especially your 4-legged variety. Animals in need always find their way to her home. She has cared for deer, raccoons, cats, dogs, squirrels and rabbits. Diane has been with Carlisle Events for 26 years and in that time became a close and dear friend of Chip Miller. She is the Director of Customer Relations and deals mainly with the vendors and participants of the collector car events as well as being involved in the community on the company's behalf. "Chip Miller was not only my employer but also one of the best friends of my life. He was taken way too early by a terrible disease we know way too little about. By helping to bring awareness of this disease to others, I feel I am continuing his battle against it." Diane lives in Carlisle, PA with her supportive fiance James. She has two terrific nieces in Pennsylvania and Florida and a "surrogate daughter" in California. Diane loves to travel and is a big thrill rider.

Diane Vaughn
Board Member  

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