Dr. Janathin Miller — A Tribute
Dr. Janathin Miller was a whirlwind with non-stop energy and passion for life.
Dr. Janathin Miller
She earned 4 degrees over her lifetime:
- B.S. in Broadcast
Electronics from Ithaca College.
- M.S. in
Instructional Technology from Boston University
Accreditation, Computer Education Sciences, Syracuse University
- Doctorate in
system management and education , Cornell University
Dr. Miller worked
in the government contracting business for 33 years, based both in San Diego
and in Washington, DC. As a civilian, she attended Naval Post Graduate School
where she also taught. Dr. Miller held teaching credentials for higher
education in New York, Massachusetts, Virginia and California.
owned and operated several successful start-up engineering firms that designed
safety and test equipment and provided technical training for the United States
Government. Under Dr. Miller's direction as Co-Founder and President, Access
Research Corporation (and later Antin Engineering) grew to eleven offices
nationwide with annual sales of approximately $28 million. Access Research's
capabilities included: systems engineering, re-engineering; software/hardware
development, automatic test technology, and training.
and her organizations received accolades from nationally recognized figures and
agencies. She was selected to chair the national security Industrial
Association's ad hoc advisory committee and reported findings to the Joint
Logistics Commanders, who make recommendations directly to Congress. Dr. Miller
provided formal testimony to the House of Representatives' Committee for Small
Business regarding the new economic realities of women and minorities in business
ownership. She participated as a member of President Clinton's summit on
economic recovery. Dr. Miller received national recognition as Entrepreneur of
the Year, by Arthur Young/Venture Magazine. More recently, she won achievement
awards for Women in Technology, successful California Women-Owned Business, and
other entrepreneurial honors.
has been a long-time contributor to the community. She was a founding trustee
and a member of the Board of Directors at California State University San
Marcos. To celebrate her dreams, Dr. Miller founded the non-profit Minnow Lake
Foundation to assist and educate at-risk families in the community. She joined
the GENI Board to advance the development of renewable energy in the United
States and around the world.
recognized the urgent need to serve another "at risk" group in our community --
veterans returning from war zones and their families. As they transition back
into the civilian community, vets can struggle with the scars of war -- disabling
injuries and impacts of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Through strategic
partnerships with the academic community, business relationships, and local
politicians she spearheaded formation of Veterans Support Consortium, which
successfully raised $23 million for the treatment of PTSD.
steady hand, partnerships have been formed with elements of local academia.
They offer scholarship funded, practical, short term, and job-focused classes.
This program serving active-duty military, veterans, and military spouses is
continuing to expand to meet the burgeoning needs of our brave sons and
daughters as they return home. Dr. Miller gave her all to her friends,
colleagues and her country.