Jillian is a licensed physical therapist with nearly 20 years of experience in patient care, clinic development, management, and consulting within the fields of oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, ergonomics, and corporate health. She studied biochemistry and business management at the University of Texas at Austin, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Sciences and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2001.
Much of Jillian's early career focused on orthopedic and pediatric physical therapy intervention, specializing in complex, limb-salvage rehabilitation programs, spinal dysfunction, and sports medicine. Later, she turned her attention to program development, clinic start-ups, and management within the corporate healthcare industry. For the past several years, she has consulted in the implementation and optimization of survivorship services and cancer rehabilitation programs within national healthcare organizations.
Jillian is the co-founder and Executive Director of Business Operations for Survivorship Solutions, LLC, an innovative healthcare education and consultancy firm that provides healthcare organizations and practitioners with customized educational programming and process-improvement solutions within cancer care, and more specifically, within cancer rehabilitation. Her company prides itself in the seamless collaboration of many educators, healthcare professionals, and industry leaders who work within their areas of expertise and together compose a unified team that provides an unmatched, exemplary selection of competencies, education, consulting, mentorship, and implementation programs for healthcare organizations and clinicians.
Jillian maintains professional licensure in physical therapy and participates in continuing education programs and certifications within oncology and other specialties. She serves as a contributing and presenting team member for the American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine (ACRM)'s Integrative Cancer Rehab Taskforce and is a member of both the Education Section and Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), as well as a member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Special Interest Group (SIG). Jillian has contributed to numerous podcasts, journals, and other professional publications related to healthcare and business, and she participates and contributes regularly within the entrepreneur and small-business community of the Chicago-land area, including SCORE.
Personally, Jillian enjoys hot yoga, outdoor recreational activities & sports, live music, and time spent with her husband, three children, and two Australian Shepherds.
Virtual Learning Seminars
- Introduction to Core Competencies in Interdisciplinary Cancer Rehabilitation
- The Case for Cancer Rehab
- Overview of Intimacy, Sex, & Sexuality: How they may be Impacted by a Cancer Diagnosis
- Building an Effective Interdisciplinary Cancer Rehabilitation Team
- Patient & Facility Outcomes: Collection, Aggregation, & Reporting of Quality Data & Metrics to support Oncology Rehabilitation (Parts 1, 2, & 3)
- Developing Team Competency in Interdisciplinary Cancer Rehabilitation through High-quality Clinical Education and Strategic Process-Implementation Initiatives
- Implementing Effective and Standardized Screening of Oncology Patients to Identify Cancer-related & Cancer treatment-related Impairments (Parts 1 & 2)
- Results, Growth, & Expansion of Your Cancer Rehabilitation Program
- Specialty Program or Services
- Service Line Implementation
- Patient Outcomes Collection & Analysis
- Facility Outcomes Collection & Analysis