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Ann Lee Hussey

Rotary Representative to Global Transition Management Group at Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)

Ann Lee Hussey has made the eradication of polio and the alleviation of suffering by polio survivors her life’s work. In the past 12 years she has actively participated in 25 volunteer NID (National Immunization Days) teams organizing and leading the last 18 teams herself, choosing to take those NIDs to places that do not often see westerners – Chad, Mali, Bangladesh, Niger, Nigeria as well as less “touristy” destinations in Egypt and India – where the need is greatest and where the publicity and goodwill surrounding the trip are as critical as the immunizations themselves to help communicate the need for eradication. She is determined that no child will needlessly have to suffer what she herself, a polio survivor, has been through. Ann Lee’s work has earned her the International Service Award for a Polio-Free World and the Rotary Service Above Self Award. Outside Rotary, Ann Lee served as a trustee of York Hospital and currently serves on the board of Port Resources, an organization that supports developmentally challenged adults in Portland, Maine.