November 1, 2023 – Glendale, Ariz. – Treasure House, a supported living residence for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs), is pleased to announce its appointment of Jacob “Jake” Miller as Chief Operating Officer (COO). He joined the Treasure House Phoenix team in July 2023.
In his new role as COO, Miller works closely with CEO Lauri Tanner to shape the organization’s future, overseeing performance management, budget planning, workforce development, and goal setting. Additionally, he concentrates on optimizing and standardizing internal operations, all while ensuring an inclusive culture within the 24-hour residential community. His dedication to cultivating trusting relationships with residents, their families, and stakeholders plays a vital role in fostering Treasure House’s supportive community.
These duties all contribute to advancing the national expansion of the distinct Treasure House Phoenix model via Growing Home, a $10 million capital campaign.
“I’m driven by the thought of the legacy that Treasure House is building – our actions today impact not only the lives of those currently under our care but also the lives of individuals with IDD who are yet to be born,” said Miller. “We intend to ensure that Treasure House remains a beacon of hope and support for generations to come.”
Drawing on 15 years of banking experience, Miller previously held roles at Wells Fargo Bank, including Personal Banker, Branch Operations Manager, Branch Manager, and Learning and Development Senior Facilitator.
As a seasoned leader, he brings extensive expertise in individual and organizational development, business operations, project management, and stakeholder consultation. His strengths lie in adult learning and development, building strong relationships, and crafting sustainable solutions that drive success and inspire change.
A third-generation Arizona native, Miller earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business Certification from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
He regularly competes in long-distance triathlons and is a five-time Ironman and six-time Half Ironman race finisher. He and his wife are avid volunteers, travelers, and are expecting their first child in 2024.
About Treasure House
Treasure House is a residence where young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) find a supportive community and a personalized plan for achieving independence, inclusion, and purpose as they transition into adulthood. Each resident has the same chance to lead a fulfilling life as anyone else, by removing stigmas and promoting independent living and personal growth. Treasure House believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive with their abilities.
In August 2018, Brenda Warner and NFL Hall of Famer Kurt Warner founded Treasure House in Glendale, Ariz., with inspiration from their son, Zack. The nonprofit is currently at full capacity with 29 residents, ages 18 to 45, with IDDs that may include Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spina Bifida, learning disorders, and others. Treasure House’s Growing Home Capital Campaign aims to raise $10 million in support of North American expansion. To learn more about Treasure House, visit www.treasurehouse.org.