Char Day is a Program Manager for Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights and the ANR Foundation providing technical assistance in support of clean indoor air and smokefree policies. She has been involved in tobacco control for over 26 years. Char’s background in the field of tobacco advocacy work includes passing youth access to tobacco laws, smokefree campaigns, strategic planning with tribal sovereign nations, developing Native American Tobacco Curriculums, plus advancing issues of health equity and parity within the tobacco control movement. Char brings personal experience working with many disparate populations to build successful, long running coalitions and collaborative alliances. Throughout her career, Char has advanced campus-wide tobacco-free policies, promoted smokefree gaming, trained communities to assess readiness and plan campaigns, built coalitions and evaluated outcomes. In addition, Char has developed smokefree campaign materials, trained at the local, state and national level, and has created sustainability action plans. At Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights she provides technical assistance, support and training for coalitions, tribal sovereign nations, and public health advocates working on clean indoor air issues across the country.
Char is the cofounder of the Durango Latino Education Coalition, awarded the 1997 Durango Area Chamber Resort Association’s award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community and the 1997 El Pomar Award for Excellence. She is also the co-creator of the annual alcohol-free Cinco de Mayo Celebration and has initiated the Week of the Young Child, Mothers Against Drunk Driving group in Durango, Los Amigos Tutoring Program, the Study Connection, the Lasso Tobacco Coalition, and the Durango Youth Access to Tobacco Ordinance.
Char was awarded the Leadership La Plata, Durango Area Chamber Resort Association, Barbara Conrad Leadership Award.