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Biography: Grace Anne Dorney Koppel

Image of Grace Anne DorneyGrace Anne Dorney Koppel is an attorney in private practice in Potomac, Maryland. A graduate of Fordham University (B.A.); Stanford University (M.A.) and Georgetown Law (J.D.), she continues to work as a practicing attorney, senior Vice President for Koppel Communications, (an independent production company) and business manager for her husband, Ted Koppel. Since January 2006, Grace Anne has also been active as a national patient advocate for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health in the hopes of raising awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) which affects some 24 million Americans, 12 million of whom are undiagnosed and untreated. She has appeared on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, The View, on cable, radio and in magazine publications to try to capture physician and public interest for NHLBI’s COPD Learn More Breathe Better® Campaign. Grace Anne has four children and five grandchildren and a devoted husband. She also has COPD but has “learned much more” about managing her disease and does “breathe better”.


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