The coroner’s office is one of the few public offices with a mandated responsibility for in person communication to families. Death notifications to next of kin must be made in person and after notifications there may be ongoing conversations with families about investigations and autopsies. Jill views providing clear, timely, and compassionate communication with bereaved families as one of the most important responsibilities of the coroner’s office. She has the heart, the experience, and the commitment to ensure effective and sensitive communications to families from all members of the coroner’s office.
Her communication skills and leadership do not end there. Jill has a track record of reaching out to the community on issues related to the coroner’s office. She is a requested speaker at local, state and national levels. She has coordinated working relationships with hospice programs, hospitals, nursing homes, tissue and organ donation programs. She developed a “Scared Straight” program for high school students and their parents that included mock car crashes.