Jill Bumpus Edwards
Health and Wellness Superwoman in Asheville, North Carolina
I have a small variety of experiences around developing programs that meet hidden (or not-so-hidden) needs. I am PASSIONATE about helping people have fair access to resources. I've employed universal precautions. I've watched families be legalized and I've watched foster kids turn 18 with no support. I have packaged grants for research, education, healthcare, recreation, and infrastructure, and I've used social media to get grant proposals submitted in time. I know a good bit about Appalachian health - and it inspires me to keep on keeping on. I'm trained in Emergency Preparedness AND Biodynamic gardening principles. I've developed the best Bad Day Brownies recipe, and I'm pretty happy with my blueberry white chocolate sweet rolls. There are things I'm still learning, and things I'd like to learn. But as long as I'm helping someone find their smile again, I'm smiling, too.