Hankerson to ask board to hire Jessica Gill as senior services director
by Jon Gillooly
May 11, 2013 12:00 AM | 3981 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
David Hankerson
David Hankerson
Jessica Gill
Jessica Gill
MARIETTA — County Manager David Hankerson will ask the Cobb Board of Commissioners to hire Jessica Gill, a manager with Sunrise Senior Living of Atlanta, as the county’s new senior services director Tuesday.

With a budget of $4 million, the department runs eight facilities throughout the county, including a senior wellness center, multi-purpose centers and neighborhood centers.

The department is staffed by 43 full-time and 44 part-time employees as well as 800 community volunteers.

“Cobb Senior Services is nationally known for its outstanding programs and services,” Gill said. “I would be honored to be part of the Cobb County team.”

The salary for the job, which ranges from $75,899 to $123,323, has not yet been set, county spokesman Robert Quigley said.

County Chairman Tim Lee said he’s pleased with Hankerson’s recommendation.

“She has extraordinary experience in the industry and specifically areas in which we serve the senior population in Cobb County, and she brings a lot of enthusiasm and dedication to that senior community with her, and I think she will be a tremendous asset to our senior services team,” Lee said.

Gill has also served as a public health adviser for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, president of the company Aging by Design and health and wellness director for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging.

She would replace Pam Breeden who retired in January.

Gill, 37, has two sons, a rising fourth and first grader who attend Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta. She is engaged to Chris Miller and lives in Smyrna.

Gill, who has also worked for the Southeastern Geriatric Healthcare Group of Atlanta, holds a gerontology certificate from the Boston University School of Social Work. She has a master of public health degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a bachelor of science from Springfield College in Massachusetts.
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May 11, 2013
Good choice David, but does any body else have a say in the vetting of a position?

Just wondering.
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