Dr. Stephanie Mills from New Hampshire was thrilled to be crowned Ms. America on August 9, 2014 at the Curtis Theatre in Brea, California following a three day pageant with contestants from around the country. With such an honor comes great responsibility. Stephanie is ecstatic to have the opportunity to travel, make appearances and participate in community service nationally and internationally as Ms. America 2014-15.
Dr. Mills is the founder and Clinic Director of Crossroads Chiropractic, PC and Crossroads Chiropractic Lakeside, PC, two of the largest chiropractic offices in New Hampshire. Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Science Summa Cum Laude from Regent’s College and a Doctorate Summa Cum Laude from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Mills was on the President’s List and named as a Presidential Scholar upon her October 2000 graduation. Stephanie has a long history of academic excellence; she graduated Concord High School as her class Salutatorian in 1994. In 2009 and 2011, she was honored to be named as one of America’s Top Chiropractors. In 2014, Crossroads Chiropractic was named “Best Chiropractor” for the fifth year in a row by the Concord Monitor.
Two years ago Stephanie embarked on a week-long mission trip to Santa Cruz, Bolivia where she and a team gave chiropractic adjustments at seven different orphanages as well as distributed vitamins and books to the children. In December 2013, Dr. Stephanie traveled to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation as part of the “Love Has No Color” chiropractic mission. This coming year Dr. Mills hopes to travel to Haiti and the Dominican Republic to help with on-going mission efforts there. Stephanie has been recognized by President Obama for her lifelong volunteer efforts with the President’s “Call to Service Award.”
Volunteerism is a way of life for Ms. America 2014-15, especially when it comes to health promotion. As a teen, Stephanie volunteered regularly at her local hospital, a nursing home and a daycare center. As a young adult, Stephanie spent a year touring schools and speaking to civic organizations throughout New Hampshire about the Prevention of Underage Alcohol Use. Currently, Stephanie spends time promoting positive lifestyle choices through her own community outreach program and by hosting a weekly radio show “Half Hour to Health” on 107.7FM. More recently, Dr. Mills has expanded her educational efforts to include concussion awareness after experiencing the devastating effects of brain injury firsthand with her daughter’s unexpected injury this past March.
As Ms. America 2014-15, Stephanie will make appearances throughout the Unites States and abroad. Stephanie is passionate about promoting her platform “Making an Impact: Concussion Awareness” during her year of service and has partnered with the Brain Injury Association of America. In July Stephanie hosted New Hampshire’s first “Bowling for Brain Injury” event to benefit the Brain Injury Association of America. Stephanie has also recorded a new Public Service Announcement for the Brain Injury Association of NH to raise awareness of sports concussions.
In her spare time Stephanie enjoys traveling, volunteering, boating and spending time with her beautiful daughters, Brooke (15) and Emilee (12). If it sounds like she is too busy for anything else, Stephanie will disagree… her motto is, “If you want something done, give it to a busy person!”