Jill Palmer has worked in volunteer and community service for more than 15 years. Prior to joining the Red Cross, she was employed as the Director of Volunteer Services, Auxiliary Development and Arts in Healthcare at Lee Health (formerly Lee Memorial Health System).
Prior to joining the executive leadership team, Palmer was a volunteer with the American Red Cross for over two years, serving as a member of the Board of Directors. In this capacity, she served as chair of the Volunteer Engagement & Mission Capacity Committee.
Palmer received a Master of Science in Health Science (MSHS), Health Services Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration with a minor in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida.
In this professional role, Palmer leads a team of Red Cross staff and volunteers who proudly serve more than 1 million residents in Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties. She is responsible for guiding the chapter in ensuring the mission and goals of the American Red Cross are effectively delivered.