About Us



The JAM Team, which stands for Joyce’s Amazing Miracle, was originally created as a support team for Dr. Miller during her battle with Glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. As part of her recovery, Dr. Miller transformed the JAM Team into a foundation under her non-profit corporation, Northwest Institute of Research, which serves as the Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) for Erie, Crawford, Mercer, and Venango counties.

The JAM Team will be a driving force in realizing Dr. Miller’s vision that all parents should be able to go to work every day knowing that their children are cared for and receiving the best care and education, preparing them for grades K-12 and beyond.

The JAM Team will accomplish this vision through a number of initiatives, ranging from providing funding to supplement gaps in the Child Care Works program to the establishment of a state-of-the-art early childhood education center, the Miller Family Miracle Center. For more information about the Miller Family Miracle Center, please click here.

The JAM Team is a part of the Northwest Institute of Research (NWIR). More information about NWIR c