Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (cum laude), Seattle Pacific University, 1970

Master of Arts, Generalist Social Work, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, 1972

Master of Arts, Human Resources Management, Pepperdine University, 1977

Certificate in Aging, Institute for Geriatric Social Work, Boston University, 2009

Professional Education Certificate in Employee Assistance Programs, The Catholic University of America, 2013 


Special Training

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Principles of Documentation

CMS Basic Psychiatric Hospital Surveyor Training

CMS Advanced Psychiatric Hospital Surveyor Training

Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Site Visitor Training, Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs, Mathematica Policy Research 


Project Manager Job Skill Certification, Rutgers University

Supervisor/Manager Job Skill Certification, Rutgers University

Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)

Children's Mental Health Specialist, State of Washington

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), State of Washington


Robert S. Miller, LICSW, ACSW, PLLC

Oak Harbor, WA


Private Psychotherapy Practice

Ascellon Corporation 

Landover, MD


Project Manager
  • Managed a project team of 70 psychiatric surveyors and administrative staff for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Analytical Support for Psychiatric Hospital Monitoring and Oversight contract.  Planned, coordinated, and managed the national surveying process.  Deployed teams of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and clinical social workers.  These teams completed approximately 170 unannounced psychiatric hospital surveys yearly.   (The 500 free-standing psychiatric hospitals in the United States and Puerto Rico are subject to periodic surveys every three years.)
Quality Assurance Reviewer/Psychiatric Hospital Surveyor 
  • Reviewed and edited all completed survey reports an ensured compliance with Ascellon’s Quality Assurance Plan.  Participated as a social work team member on psychiatric hospital survey teams. 

Catholic Community Services Northwest

Oak Harbor, Mount Vernon and Everett, WA


Clinical Director/HIPAA Privacy Officer/Family Center Director/ADHD Program Coordinator

  • Managed state licensed community mental health, domestic violence, foster care programs, and the family preservation and HIV/AIDS case management programs.

Saratoga Community Mental Health Center

Coupeville, WA


Executive Director

  • Administered a publicly-funded comprehensive community mental health center in Island County, Washington, that provided crisis response and community support services for the mentally ill.

United Way of Island County

Oak Harbor, WA


Executive Director

  • Directed annual United Way community campaign and Combined Federal Campaign at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, WA.

Armed Services YMCA of Whidbey Island

Oak Harbor, WA


Executive Director

  • Overall agency management, including program development, fund-raising, marketing and communications.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

Oak Harbor, WA


Clinical Social Worker

  • Counseled Navy personnel and their dependents.

Opportunity Council

Oak Harbor, WA 


Program Developer
  • Designed the first crisis nursery program for children in Washington State
  • Compiled the first information and referral directory in Island County

School of Social Work, University of Washington

Seattle, WA


Lecturer and Project Coordinator, Rural Community Mental Health Training Project

  • Coordinated a five-year National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded training program for Social Work Masters students
  • Supervised social work interns at practicum sites; taught undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education courses; and served on academic committees
  • Conducted research and published the findings
  • Presented papers at academic conferences

Washington Department of Social & Health Services

Everett, Anacortes and Oak Harbor, WA


Branch Office Manager, Casework Supervisor

  • Managed child welfare services, chore services, daycare and adult family home licensing, employment and training programs, homemaker services, and services for Vietnamese refugees.

Salvation Army Welfare Service Bureau

Seattle, WA


Court Liaison

  • Counseled ex-offenders.


  • President, Huntington’s Disease Society, Northwest Chapter, 1992─1993
  • Member Strategic Planning Committee, Whidbey General Hospital, , 1992─1993
  • Board member, National Association of Social Workers, Washington Chapter, 1982─1985
  • Advisory Board member, Primary Health Care Project, Mental Health Division, Washington Department of Social & Health Services, 1981─1983
  • Board member, Island County Mental Health & Drug Administrative Board, 1978─1982
  • President, Washington Association for Social Welfare 1975-1976


Miller, R. S., & Ray, J.  (1982).  Rural community mental health:  The scope of practice, worker satisfaction, and implications for training.  Completed at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. 


  • Miller, R. S.  (1998). Nineteenth century observations of American ADHD.  The ADHD Report, 6(5), 5-6.
  • Miller, R. S., & Ray, J.  (1986). The satisfaction of community mental health profes­sion­als with life and work in rural areas.  Human Services in the Rural Environment, 10(2), 5-11.
  • Miller, R. S.  (1984). The role transition of professionals moving to rural locales.  In V. L. Allen and E. Van de Vliert (Eds.), Role Transitions:  Explorations and Expla­nations.  New York:  Plenum, 213-225.  Based on a paper presented September 2, 1982, at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Sympo­sium on Role Transitions, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. 
  • Miller, R. S.  (1981). Successful urban-to-rural professional role transition.  Communi­ty Mental Health Journal, 1981, 17(2), 143-152.
  • Miller, R. S., Meagher, P., & Greendorfer, A. M.  (1980). Rural alcoholism counseling:  Character­istics of practice, Resource Manual:  Outpatient Forum, November 20-21, 1980. Yakima, Washington.  Olympia: Bureau of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Department of Social & Health Services.



  • Biography listed in the following Marquis publications:
    • Who's Who Lifetime Achievement, Inductee (2016)
    • Who’s Who in America, 1998-99 to present
    • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1997-98 to present
    • Who’s Who in the World, 1989-90 to present
    • Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 2nd ed., 1989-90
    • Who’s Who in West, 21st ed., 1987-88
  • Alumnus of a Growing Vision award, Seattle Pacific University, 1991
  • Research subject, research on exemplars of creativity and wisdom, University of Michigan, 1991
  • Two McDonald’s Program Achievement Awards for programs developed by the Armed Services YMCA for military personnel and their families at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, 1986
  • Outstanding Service Award, Armed Services YMCA of the USA, 1985
  • Awarded a U.S. Children’s Bureau scholarship to attend the University of Chicago, 1970-72

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