Jill is a Board Certified licensed Physical Therapist and a Certified Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist. She was appointed by the governor to serve on the State Board of Physical Therapy for 8 years and chaired the board for the last three years. Jill worked nationally on the continuing competence committee for the federation of state boards and currently had been appointed to chair this committee for two years by two different governors.
She assisted in the development of the “Translatoric Spinal Manipulation” textbook that is currently used in Physical Therapy doctoral educational programs and is a resident instructor for Oakland University’s Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Program and Michigan State University’s Kinesiology Program.
She has received numerous awards and recognition, including: Athena Powerlink 2013, Corp! Economic Bright Spot Award — 2016 and 2017, Entrepreneur of the Year GLBM – 2017, Goldman Sachs Award, and selected as a Finalist for the Ernst & Young Winning Women. She was also selected for Leadership Lansing in 2017.
Jill graduated from Wayne State University with her Master’s in Physical Therapy and then went on to complete the Michigan State University Osteopathic Manual Manipulation Education Program and Oakland University Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Program. She is the Chair of the Athena Powerlink Committee and has worked with a wide variety of clientele including professional hockey and football players, Olympic and world-class gymnasts; football, baseball and basketball players; and collegiate and high school athletes from all sports. Jill’s primary areas of expertise are in orthopedics and sports physical therapy.
Jill is married to her husband, Russ and they are blessed with two children, Carson and Leighton. Jill and Russ are actively involved in their children’s activities and coach their teams.