Vice President for Parent Connext™
Jill began working at Beech Acres Parenting Center in 1998 and has held many positions at the organization during her tenure. Over the past few years, Jill began overseeing transformative and innovative projects that will guide Beech Acres into the future by responding to the needs of today’s parents.
Parent ConnextTM is a program that launched in 2016 under Jill’s leadership and embeds parenting specialists in the pediatric office to support parents experiencing challenges. With the goal to prevent and/or mitigate toxic family stress, this program brings medical expertise together with parenting expertise to support parents, children, and families holistically.
Jill has spent the last 15 years of her career solely focused on the power of parents. Guided by her strong beliefs that all parents love their kids and want what is best for them, Jill has led the design and implementation of programs that lead with respect and non-judgment. She often tells people, “parenting is hard…like really hard”. Her strong belief that parents can truly create and drive their child’s positive future is evident in her work.
Jill’s commitment to learning about others and serving them well has been a key driver throughout her career. She is honored to be part of the Beech Acres Parenting Center Diversity Equity and Inclusion team to further her own learning and to leverage her experience with innovation and change management to create an agency that stands out in the way parents/families are engaged, employees are treated, and success is achieved. As a self-proclaimed “disruptor”, Jill is comfortable to challenge norms and the usual ways to doing business to create the agency culture that our employees, the families we serve, and our community deserves.