Ginger Miller is a native New Yorker and former homeless service disabled veteran. After caring for her husband, a disabled veteran who suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for over a decade and experiencing homelessness with her family, Ginger was inspired to form John 14:2, Inc. and dedicate her life’s work to serving and supporting our nation’s veterans.
John 14:2, Inc. is a nonprofit organization accompanying a core mission to assist military veterans and their families experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness; John 14:2, Inc. strives to eliminate disincentive by community reintegration, permanent housing retention, and achieved sobriety in an effort to evoke a steadfast sense of pride, dignity, and hope. Since the inception of John 14:2, Inc. in 2009, the organization has helped over 300 veterans. John 14:2, Inc. was instrumental in hosting the first Prince George’s County Homeless Veteran Stand Down.
As a result of Ginger’s advocacy and outreach efforts, she has been sought to host Veteran Round Tables in Annapolis, Maryland with State Veterans Agencies and Elected Representatives. She facilitates workshops on veteran employment and workforce development, and she frequently receives invitations to speak at various government agencies, organizations and universities; some of her speaking engagements include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Security Agency, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, the Department of Veterans Affairs, HUD, the United States Secret Service, Blacks In Government, Department of Defense Senior Professional Women’s Association, the Dr. Maya Angelou International Women’s Health Summit and more. In March of 2010, Senator Patricia Murray of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs invited Ginger to advocate with U.S. senators at a press conference to save potential cuts to the HUD-VASH Program. She has appeared as a veteran expert on Fox 5, Defense News and Time Warner Cable.
In 2011, Ginger started Women Veterans Interactive, a division of John 14:2, Inc. that is dedicated to serving and supporting women veterans, while meeting them at their points of need through Advocacy, Empowerment, Interaction, Outreach and Unification.
In March of 2012, Women Veterans Interactive received a Governor’s Citation from Governor O’Malley for the dedication and service to women veterans. Since the beginning of Women
Veterans Interactive, the organization has supported over 1,200 women veterans through outreach and support services.
Keeping in the spirit of service, Mrs. Miller currently serves as a Special Government Employee of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and as a Special Advisor for the Sesame Street Workshop, where she assists in developing programs for the children of active duty military members’ transitioning to civilian status. Ginger has volunteered her time to serve our nation’s veterans through several state and local appointments: Chairwoman of the Prince George’s County Veterans Commission, served as Commissioner Maryland Commission for Women, and as a member of the Maryland Veterans Resilience Advisory Council.
Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce recognized Ginger as the 2015 Small Nonprofit Innovator. On February 7, 2014 Women Veterans Interactive under the direction of Ginger Miller was honored as the sole beneficiary of the 2014 BET Honors in Washington, D.C. WVI received the proceeds from the ticket sales of the BET Honors. Mrs. Miller received the Governor’s Service Award for Volunteers in award from Maryland’s Governor on November 4, 2013. Ginger was honored with the White House Champion of Change Award for Women Veterans in March of 2013, Veterans Champion Award in July 2012 by the United Black Fund Inc. The DAV September- October 2011 issue highlights Ginger as the President and CEO of John 14:2, Inc. discussing issues as it relates to women veteran at the 2011 Women Veterans Summit. Ginger has also been featured in Essence magazine, Black Enterprise, the L.A. Times, TIME magazine, the Washington Post and in AMVEST Magazine.
A strong advocate of education for women veterans, Ginger’s work with women veterans through Women Veterans Interactive was recognized by The Graduate School of Quality Management with the establishment of the Ginger Baine Miller Legacy Scholarship. The $16,000 scholarship scholarship is for women veterans pursuing a Master’s Degree at The Graduate School of Quality Management. Mrs. Miller holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Hofstra University and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit and Association Management from University of Maryland University College.
She enjoys spending time with her husband of 27 years, William Miller Sr. and their children, William Miller Jr. 23 and Andre Miller 16.