In 2012, Jill's husband took his life after battling serious mental illness. Jill, along with her children, started the Merrell Family Foundation to help find a solution to this important health crisis.
By building a community of like minded people that want to share their desire to help their family and their community, she has been able to collaborate on many incredible initiatives. Jill excels in finding solutions rather than dwelling on problems. She is tireless in doing everything possible to achieve desired results. Through these collaborative efforts, significant progress has been made. Jill believes that through community service we can achieve a goal of seeing more peace, joy and love in this world.