Holocaust survivor, author, speaker, educator, mediator
Irene Miller is a retired healthcare executive who has held positions as a hospital administrator, developer, and administrator of the first federally qualified HMO in Michigan, and director of mental health for Livingston County, Michigan. She was director of the psychiatric division at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and director of treatment centers for drug-addicted and dual-diagnosed women and their children at the Detroit Medical Center.. For a year she served in Washington DC on an advisory committee for issues related to drug addiction in women and children. For two years she was a public school teacher in Israel.
In retirement, Irene is a docent and speaker for the Detroit Institute of Arts, a courts mediator, and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Jewish Committee, the oldest civil rights organization in the US. Since the University of Michigan-Dearborn published her book, Into No Man's Land: A Historical Memoir, in November of 2012, Irene has been in demand as a speaker at many large events in various States the US, and in Canada, at professional conferences, military groups, at NASA Space Center, labor unions, churches, schools, universities, adult education centers, at a campus of adjudicated teens, and many other organizations and social clubs. All are listed under "events". The book is being used in many schools as required reading in history and English classes.
The memoir and her talks serve Irene's mission to promote tolerance and diversity.
Irene was written up in many newspapers in the States she has spoken and been interviewed on radio and for TV programs. The TV program" MI Healthy Mind" with Irene, originally shown in November 2018, is being repeated periodically.
Interviewed and recorded for Spielberg's Visual History Foundation.
The PBS documentary "Irene; Child of the Holocaust" premiered December 2016
"Shoah Ambassadors" a PBS movie in which Irene took a part, premiered November 2021
Irene lived in a number of countries, traveled extensively, and speaks 6 languages. She is a positive, energetic woman with a joy of living and love to share.
Teachers college, Haifa, Israel
BS in Psychology, University of Cincinnati , Ohio
MS in Social Psychology, University of Cincinnati
MBA with a major in hospital management, Xavier University, Cincinnati