Jillian’s mission is to help communities thrive today and tomorrow. As Vice President and Managing Partner, Jillian leads human resource services to advance the firm’s mission to grow and develop leaders in their communities.
Jillian has over 20 years of progressive leadership experience with 10 years dedicated to serving various levels of government.
Jillian has extensive human resource management expertise in organizational design and development, executive recruitment, job evaluation, workforce planning, payroll legislation and compensation, coaching, change management, and performance management. She is known for her way of engaging others that inspires action and delivers results. Her approach is rooted in humility, honesty, and integrity with a commitment to building long-lasting partnerships and relationships.
Jillian’s primary government experience was as a member of the Regional Municipality of Peel’s leadership team serving in various manager and director roles. Her roles involved leading strategic and operational activities across the Municipality including business transformations, climate change and energy management, and workplace modernization. Earlier in her career, Jillian worked at Nova Scotia Business Inc. helping organizations across the province achieve business sustainability and economic success.
Jillian holds a MA in Leadership from the University of Guelph, a Master Certificate in Public Management from York University, and has completed studies for a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University. In 2021, Jillian is a candidate for her Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification through the Canadian Payroll Association and is also pursuing her Certified Human Resource Leadership designation through the Human Resources Professionals Association; to complete in 2022. Jillian holds a Respect and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the Canadian Diversity Initiative and is a certified Executive Coach through the Certified Coaches Federation. She also holds a Registered Professional Recruiter designation from the Institute of Professional Management and is a Human Resources Management Professional in Public and Not-for-Profit sectors through the Human Resources Professionals Association.