Dr. Palmer, a Navy Veteran, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and 2019 graduate of the Doctor of Social Work program at the University of Tennessee with a research focus on Veterans, suicide prevention and quality of life. Dr. Palmer has eleven years of leadership experience through both the Navy and the private sector. She has led teams of social workers, psychiatrists, and other medical and mental health personnel; provided program oversight for multiple programs; developed policies and procedures to implement evidence-based practices; and has managed program budgets. With over 16 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker, she is experienced in treating trauma, depression and anxiety in children, families, Veterans, and active duty populations. Jill is passionate about leading healthy, productive, innovative teams.
Dr. Palmer is spearheading the implementation of the Veteran Wellness Center in San Antonio, Texas, which is focusing on the integration of mental health, physical health, recovery services with a foundation of wellness principles. She oversaw the treatment of over 2000 clients in 2019 at Endeavors three Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics. Dr. Palmer’s background in mental health delivery, experience with diverse teams and virtual work environments allowed for a 100% transition to remote work and telehealth services to over 400 active clients at the Cohen Clinics in March 2020. She continues to lead her team in a virtual environment. She also provided the research and the structure to the implementation of the Virtual Employee Wellness program at Endeavors which has provided daily wellness activities to over 350 employees since April 2020.