Cheryl Miller is extremely active in the community and is constantly in motion. She is a member of Eta Phi Beta Sorority, a business and professional organization, where she has served in a number of leadership roles, including Chapter President. In 2002, Cheryl was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer, and that year successfully underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Now, Cheryl volunteers to help others with similar diagnoses and serves in Cleveland Clinic’ s 4th Angel Mentoring Program and on the where she serves on the Volunteer Patient Advisory Council.
Cheryl is blessed to have joined the 70 year old club with her husband in 2017 at an all-white birthday party, celebrating with family and friends. She is married to Alfred Miller, Sr., a loving and supportive husband of 44 years with whom she has raised three highly successful children, all with advanced college degrees. Cheryl is a nurse by training and earned her degree after getting married, while working part time, running a household and raising three ambitious school-aged children.
As a member of Eta Phi Beta Sorority (Gamma Chapter) she was recently recognized for 25 years of extraordinary continuous service. She served as chapter president from 2009 to 2011 and was Soror of the Year in 2012. Eta Phi Beta prides itself on aiding high school graduates by awarding scholarships to further their education in business and professional fields, contributing financially to local and national charities and assisting in programs designed for improving the well-being of developmentally disabled citizens.
As a way of giving back and helping others with similar diagnoses, Cheryl has been a volunteer for 14 years at the Cleveland Clinic’s 4th Angel Mentoring Program and the Volunteer Patient Advisory Council. This committee was instrumental in suggesting ways for the new Taussig Cancer Center to support patients in their cancer journey including a meditation room and comfortable recliners for chemotherapy.
Cheryl strives to always put God first, family second and career third and can’t stress enough how much strong faith, prayer and the support and love of family and friends mean to her. She and her husband are retired now and enjoy spending quality time together, visiting with their children and traveling.
Additionally, Cheryl is very active in her childhood church, St. Timothy Missionary Baptist Church, where her mother and grandmother were both charter members. Introducing a senior praise dance ministry, Dancing in Grace, in 2005 is one of the many highlights of her spiritual journeys.
Cheryl’s favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13 “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Which Strengthens Me.”