Jill Heilman came to Connecticut College with over twenty years of experience in Rehabilitation Science and Disability Advocacy work. Before coming to Conn, Heilman worked at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and also as a consultant.
At USF, Heilman was Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Science program. She developed this program to train professionals to work with persons with physical, mental, emotional, and chemical disabilities. Heilman also ensured that students in the program received appropriate accommodations at the university and founded the first ever Student Accessibility Task Force on USF’s three campuses.
Heilman received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Florida where she specialized in Rehabilitation Counseling and pediatric disabilities. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and professional speaker.