Non-degree 101 hours Psychology and Communication Studies
BS in Occupational Therapy -Creighton
Transitional Masters in OT - College of Saint Mary
Jill has been an occupational therapist for 24 years having graduated with a BSOT from Creighton and transitional MOT from College of Saint Mary. She consults and serves as an expert witness on disability civil rights, integrated clinical services, and continuous quality improvement. Jill has clinical experience with youth, adult, and ageing populations in residential settings. She has been an adjunct with NMC since the program started in 2017.
16 January 2020 Presented: Mental Health, Forensic, and Intellectual Disability Intervention for Nurses. Texas Health & Specialty Care Services Annual Nursing Training: Austin, TX.
15 November 2019 Presented: Group Design and Behavioral Cognitive Approaches in the Intellectual Disability / Forensic (IDD/F) Population. Texas Health & Specialty Care Services Annual Habilitation Therapies Conference: Austin, TX.
28 June 2019. Presented: Examining Role Emerging Practice Education Approach to Mental Health Fieldwork. In coordination with Michelle Massey, MS, OTR/L: Innovations in OT/PT Education Summit: Omaha NE.
Sheppard, J. J., Malandraki, G. A., Pifer, P., Cuff, J., Troche, M., Hemsley, B., Balandin, S., Mishra, A., & Hochman, R. (2017). Validation of the Choking Risk Assessment and Pneumonia Risk Assessment for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD). Research in developmental disabilities, 69, 61–76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2017.07.016
14 June 2015 Presented: Integrated Clinical Supports: Service Delivery & Outcomes. In coordination with Faith Saftler-Savage PT, ATP: Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA) 2015 Annual Conference: Sheraton Denver Downtown: Denver, CO.
9 October 2014 Developed: Fundamentals of Positioning statewide curriculum and competency recommendations for the Developmental Centers Division of the Department of Developmental Services of CA in cooperation with the Consortium on Innovative Practice.
Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Boards
Past President of the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association