T.J. Miller was diagnosed with HIV in early 1993, an event which he describes as one of the greatest gifts that life has ever given to him, because it forced him to re-evaluate his life and make positive, life affirming changes. Born in the Albany, N.Y. area, T.J. has been involved in health care since his late teens when he went to work with his local ambulance service. He then went on to become an instructor for the American Red Cross, twice being named instructor of the year by his students and peers. T.J. holds a bachelors degree in nursing from the SUNY Empire State College and a masters degree in nursing education from The Ohio State University and has worked in health care for over 30 years. Early on in the AIDS crisis, T.J. worked in 2 of the busiest dedicated inpatient AIDS Treatment Centers in N.Y. State, one of which covered a 25 county referral territory from the Canadian border with NY to just south of Kingston N.Y. He also worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital in NYC in their AIDS care inpatient unit. TJ has continued his work with AIDS services organizations all over the country while working as a travelling nurse providing staffing solutions and nursing education.
In his free time, T.J. loves to play piano/keyboards, is an avid cook, loves to remodel old homes, garden and enjoys travelling to new places. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio.
T.J. can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/tj.miller.165