Program and Outreach Coordinator
While receiving her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Stevenson University, Jillian was an intern with the Crimes Against Children Unit with Baltimore County Police located at their respective Child Advocacy Center. From there, she went on to intern with the Survivor Services Team under the Exploited Children Division of the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children while attending Marymount University and receiving her Master of Arts in Forensic and Legal Psychology.
In her first career role, Jillian was primarily responsible for facilitating three different multidisciplinary teams at Center For Hope’s Baltimore Child Abuse Center including child maltreatment (physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect), child sex trafficking, and abuse of persons in later life. She served as an advocate for youth who have been exploited while organizing unique and specialized responses to each individual allegation of child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and more with a team of social workers, prosecution, law enforcement, medical professionals, mental health professionals, and additional victim services providers as needed. Jillian also worked at USA Lacrosse as the Manager of Athlete Protection & Safety where her main responsibilities were enforcing preventative efforts to keep athletes safe by mandating abuse prevention training and background screening for all coach members. She was also responsible for investigating any allegations of abuse within the game of lacrosse nationwide with a trauma-informed lens as well as creating Mental Health programming for athletes and the broader lacrosse community.
Jillian loves hiking, exploring new National Parks, coaching high school athletics at her alma mater, Eastern Technical High School, and spending time exploring Baltimore City where she lives with her dog, Otis.