Kathy Miller, MSW

Institute on Disabilities/UCEDD
Temple University
1755 N 13th Street, Suite 411
Howard Gittis Student Center - South
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-9395
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: September 25, 2019

Kathy Miller

Primary Activity Coordinators: Community Support
Training Director
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Competence & Confidence: Partners in Policymaking
Discipline(s): Social Work
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Kathleen McNamara Miller

Professional Experience

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
July 1992-Present

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
1601 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122


Assistant Director of Training

December, 1999 - Present

  • Responsible for overseeing the delivery of all Leadership-Development Training Programs designed for individuals with disabilities, family members with young children with disabilities, and university students.
  • Responsible for developing and ensuring the provision of individualized supports to Policy makers with intellectual disabilities on statewide boards and committees through the

Supported Leadership Facilitation Initiative.

  • Manage the ongoing development and operation of the Academy for Adult Learning, providing individuals with intellectual disabilities the experience of participating in the academic and social community at Temple University.
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance to the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Retardation in areas of person-centered planning, supports coordination and provider qualifications.
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance and training in all aspects of quality management to the Philadelphia Office of Mental Retardation Services and their contracted provider agencies.


Project Coordinator
December 1994 - December 1999

  • Responsible for reinstating and overseeing the implementation of the Mini Course Series, training events designed to provide information on emerging promising practices and topics of interest surrounding individuals with disabilities.
  • Responsible for the coordination of the Physician Education Project, a training seminar taught solely by individuals with disabilities to all Temple Medical School interns rotating through the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department.
  • Responsible for the coordination of a National Quality Assurance Study on Intermediate Care Facilities for people with mental retardation (ICFs/MR), including a baseline study of Psychoactive medication use by individuals living in ICFs /MR.


Data Collector

July 1992 - December 1994 (Part-time)

  • Responsible for conducting interviews with Pennhurst class members and people who know them best; to monitor health, safety and quality of life.

Conroy and Feinstein Associates, Inc. 1992
Philadelphia, PA

Project Coordinator

Responsible for coordinating the quality assurance project during the closing of the Johnstone Training Center.

Boggs Center May 1984 - July 1987
UMDNJ Piscataway, NJ

Consultant to Project Redirection
September 1986 - July 1987

Project Redirection Coordinator
January 1985 - April 1986

Community Services Specialist
May 1984 - January 1985

Greater New Orleans Regional Service Center
December 1982 - May 1984

Belle Chase, Louisiana
Director of the Staff Development Department

NJ Developmental Disabilities Council
November 1979 - December 1982

Trenton, NJ

Research Specialist



NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities
January 1977 - November 1979

Bureau of Guardianship Services
Hammonton, NJ

Guardianship Worker



Greater New Orleans Arc September 1976 - December 1976

Piety Work Activity Training Center, New Orleans, LA


Volunteers of America December 1975 - September 1976

New Orleans, LA
Social Worker



Rutgers University M.S.W. 1980

Graduate School of Social Work
Planning and Community Organization Major
Developmental Disabilities Minor

Stockton State College B.S.W. 1975
Social Work Major

Middlesex County College A.A.S. 1973
Vocational Rehabilitation Major


Association Memberships

American Association on Mental Retardation


Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition

Speaking For Ourselves


National Presentations

New Jersey's Experience in Expanding their Service Definition From MR to DD

Ohio Coalition of Agencies Conference, October 1986

Columbus, Ohio

Teaching Physicians through Personal Experience

AAMR National Conference, May 1999

San Diego, California


Using Personal Outcomes Measures to Promote Quality in an Urban Setting

AAMR National Conference, May 2002

Denver, Colorado


Creating a Vision for Inclusion beginning in School and Going Forward

International Summit for the Alliance on Social Inclusion, May 2006

Montreal, Quebec


An Inclusive College Experience: Temple University's Academy for Adult Learning

International Summit for the Alliance on Social Inclusion, May 2006

Montreal, Quebec