Jill was born and raised in Lebanon, Illinois. She obtained her first Master’s Degree in Psychology at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Shortly thereafter, Jill moved to Wisconsin and then to Kentucky where she held numerous positions in a variety of social services settings. During the 15 years Jill was in Kentucky she obtained a second Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Jill brings to JFCAC over 26 years of leadership experience in not-for profits. She specializes in program development, program management, fiscal management, budgeting, human resource management, quality improvement and work with Boards and external stakeholders. Jill prides herself on her strong desire to be cutting edge, innovative and trend setting.
Jill states, “Building partnerships, being forward thinking, setting trends, being efficient, being creative, leading through change, by example and with passion for what we do are all important qualities of an effective leader. They are characteristics that I strive for in all that I do. To me, these characteristics are not just professional leadership characteristics, but a personal commitment to always strive for excellence. I hold myself to a high standard in all I do and expect nothing less than the above both in my professional career and in my personal life. The profession I have chosen in life is a profession that strives to help those who are in need. I feel that my dedication to that mission and my dedication to be an effective business woman have led toward a very successful career for me. I am honored to have been chosen to take the skills I possess and work with the Board and staff of Jefferson County Franklin Community Action Corporation to build towards its future. I am already excited about all the wonderful cutting edge things that we will be doing together and for those that we serve.”