Meet the Board: Dr. Stephen J. Gill
Dr. Gill was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2004 for a six-year term that began in January 2005. He was re-elected in November 2010 for another six year term and his current term expires December 31, 2016. He held the position as Board Chair for 2009-10.
Stephen J. Gill, Ph.D. is an independent consultant who works with business, government, and non-profit organizations to evaluate and increase the impact of performance improvement programs. He grew up in Minneapolis, attended the University of Minnesota and then moved to Chicago and earned Master's and Ph.D. degrees in counseling psychology from Northwestern University. He moved to Ann Arbor in 1977 to join the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Education.
Gill has been an independent consultant since 1993 and is also co-owner of Learning to be Great™, an online marketplace for organizational learning and improvement materials. Previously, he was with FERA, a program evaluation firm in Ann Arbor, and then with United Training Services, a consulting firm located in Southfield, Michigan. He is author of five books and nearly 50 articles about counseling, program evaluation, employee training and organizational learning. He writes The Performance Improvement Blog.
Dr. Gill served on the board of HelpSource for 12 years in the late 1980s and 1990s. HelpSource was the largest child and family service agency in Washtenaw County at the time. He has also served on the boards of Temple Beth Emeth and Genesis of Ann Arbor.
He is married to Nan Gill, a former principal in the Ann Arbor Public School District and now Director of Education for Henry Ford Learning Academy in Dearborn and Detroit.
Meet The Board Members
Ms. Anne M. Williams, Chair
Mr. Patrick McLean, Vice Chair
Mark Freeman, Secretary
Ms. Pamela J. Horiszny, Treasurer
Dr. Stephen J. Gill, Trustee
Dr. Richard J. Landau, Trustee
Ms. Diana McKnight-Morton, Trustee