"For me, being a mental health provider is a calling. I am passionate about what I do."
Jill was born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated with honors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Jill was commissioned as an officer in the Army Nurse Corps, and served four years of active duty time at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. During her time in the military, Jill worked as a medical surgical nurse, with an added focus on bariatric post-op care. In 2002, Jill completed the Army Nurse Corps Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Specialty Program, where she received recognition as the program's distinguished honor graduate. Upon completion of the psychiatric nurse program, Jill returned to William Beaumont and served out her active duty time on the hospital's inpatient psychiatric/mental health floor.
Jill and her husband relocated to Clarksville, TN in 2004, where she returned to her roots of medical surgical nursing while she pursued a Master's in Nursing Administration from the University of South Alabama. Jill has worked as adjunct faculty to Austin Peay's Nursing Administration program, and has also served as a course facilitator for the University of Phoenix for nine years. In 2017, Jill returned to school to obtain her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification, which she earned in 2019 from the University of South Alabama. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Across the Lifespan, and has experience dealing with alcohol/substance use disorders and patients with dual diagnoses. In addition to starting Clarity Mental Health, LLC, Jill also provides mental health services to detox, residential, and partial hospitalization patients at Freeman Recovery Center in Dickson, TN. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau's International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
Jill is an active member of the Clarksville community, and enjoys participating in local events, supporting local businesses, and seeking out ways to help support those in need. She is also a member of the Clarksville Suicide Prevention Alliance, a group aimed at reducing suicide among our active duty service members, their families, and veterans.
Jill is an avid runner, and has completed seven Boston Marathons. In her spare time, she enjoys distance running, spending time outdoors with her family, traveling, and enjoying her two cats and two dogs.