Gwen Miller was born and raised in Paupack, PA. She is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and holds a Masters degree in Physician Assistant studies with an emphasis in surgery from Alderson Broaddus University in Phillipi, WV. She has 25 years of experience in medical practice including pediatrics, surgery, and trauma.
Gwen has enjoyed many travel opportunities and is fervent about learning from other cultures. She has participated in medical missions to El Salvador and the Dominican Republic. She has also traveled to Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, Peru, and Chile as well as other locales.
While in Tanzania, she and her youngest daughter summited Mt. Kilimanjaro. The combination of providing various forms of medical care and life-altering travel experiences has served to strengthen Gwen’s desire to help others in need. While there are many needs in the world,
Gwen has witnessed the devastating effects caused by the consumption of unclean water. In her opinion, the preventable suffering and anguish caused by water-borne diseases are unimaginable to populations with access to safe water, something many take for granted.
Annually, 1.8 million people die from poor sanitation and contaminated water. That’s one life every 20 seconds. This is the catalyst for Gwen’s wish to help provide clean drinking water to as many people as possible, domestically and abroad.
Gwen has volunteered for the ARC, the Dorflinger Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary for their summer music events, on her church’s mission committee, Delaware Highland’s land protection committee, and at WJFF, the country’s only hydro-powered radio station.
Along with five young adult children and a four-year-old grandson, Gwen enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, cooking, and caring for her backyard chickens.