Ilene Penn Miller, J.D., LL.M.

Vice President 
Hope for Hypothalamic Hamartomas 

Ilene Penn Miller, J.D., LL.M., is the vice president of Hope for Hypothalamic Hamartomas, an organization she co-founded to provide information and support to hypothalamic hamartoma patients, caregivers and health care providers and to promote research about this disease. Ms. Miller served as executive director of the Cure for Lymphoma Foundation, as well as the National Cancer Institute’s Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma Progress Review Group from 1998-2001. Previously, she was a senior associate at Podesta Associates where she counseled a coalition of major national cancer advocacy organizations and implemented legislative, executive branch, grassroots, and media strategies to increase federal cancer appropriations. Miller earned a B.S. in communications from Boston University, a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and an LL.M. in advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.