Jill, having spent most of her working life as an RN in various disciplines, is the newest member of The Negotiators. She was also a Nurse Educator for the University of Alberta School of Nursing for nine (9) years. As far back as the 1970’s Jill was a union rep in British Columbia and was introduced to high-level mediation and negotiation.
Jill retired in 2010 and soon after took up dispute resolution as her next career. She was an intern for the ADR Institute of Alberta (ADRIA), completing her Conflict Management Certificate and then her mediation training in 2012. She was also a Board Member for the St. Albert Further Education Association and presently the Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association, associated with the University of Alberta Extension.. Jill believes that the relationship between health care providers, patients and families is the cornerstone of healthcare. She believes that better communication in the healthcare system is paramount.
Jill is a natural mediator. She brings to the team a great deal of wisdom and life experience in stressful and life-altering situations. Her stability and compassion are a rock for emotional people during difficult times – whatever the scenario. However her expertise in the public service, as an instructor and in union negotiations serve her well with The Negotiators.