Jill is originally from East Meadow, NY. She has traveled and lived all over the world and is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian. She is the CEO of the nonprofit organization Create Now, which she founded in 1996. Jill has devoted the last 23 years of her life helping more than 44,000 at-risk and high-risk youth in Los Angeles to heal and thrive through therapeutic programs in the arts.
She is a produced screenwriter, having adapted the book Hit and Run by James Hadley Chase into the screenplay Rigged, which stars George Kennedy. This film was distributed internationally by Kodiak Films. She also wrote Socrates, a PBS pilot that stars Ed Asner. Several of her original screenplays were optioned. One of Jill's scripts has placed as a Quarter-Finalist in five different writing competitions, and most recently as a Finalist in an international writing contest (award-winners will be determined in October 2017).