John Miller, Vice Chair

a smiling man sitting next to a yellow lab service dogJohn Miller was first introduced to Canine Companions by Jean Schulz in 1998. John became more deeply involved when Jean asked him to serve on the Northeast regional board when he moved back to New York.

John went on to serve as the Northeast regional board president and has been on numerous committees. John took a lead role in securing a new location for Northeast headquarters and helped make the dream a reality through rigorous fundraising as a lead donor. The training center is called the Miller Family Campus in honor of John and his wife Kristin.

John’s professional background includes practice as a CPA in both New York and California before starting a successful medical device company in Santa Rosa, which was eventually sold to Medtronic Corporation.

John’s civic leadership and community involvement includes trustee emeritus at Hofstra University, past chairman and current board member at Hofstra, Winthrop University Hospital board member, and board member of Waldorf School of Garden City. John has been awarded numerous community service awards.

He and Kristin continue their efforts on behalf of Canine Companions with the hope that ‘’we can grow to be financially secure enough to continue to provide quality service dogs free of charge to all who need them.”