Health equity means attaining dignified lives for all, and particularly for the world’s voiceless and most vulnerable, by eliminating the roots of structural injustices and promoting resilient communities.
Jillian is originally from North Carolina. She most recently worked with World Resources Institute as the program coordinator for the Managing for Results platform, supporting project planning, reporting, learning, and recognition processes across the Institute. Jillian has worked with organizations in the United States and internationally at the intersections of environment and development, focusing particularly on monitoring and evaluation. She has worked on community development issues around coal-mining in the Southern United States and food security in Atlanta, Georgia. She has worked with CARE in Ethiopia and Uganda and The Nature Conservancy in Papua New Guinea evaluating livelihood improvement and resource conservation programs. Jillian holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental biology, a Bachelor of Arts in sustainable development from Appalachian State University, and a Master of Development Practice from Emory University.