Jill Wilson

President/CEO

Jill Wilson is the President and CEO of Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices.  Jill joined Otterbein in 1997, and has held various positions including chief financial officer, vice president of strategic planning and executive vice president leading up to her promotion to CEO in early 2009.   Prior to joining Otterbein, she spent her career as a CPA with ever increasing roles of responsibility with certified public accounting firms.

Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices is a vibrant, faith-based, not-for-profit ministry founded in 1912.  Otterbein provides a variety of lifestyle environments – independent living, wellness services, assisted living, long-stay and post-acute rehabilitative care nursing, memory-support, home health, hospice and adult day care - each of which respect independence and enhance the quality of life and holistic growth of older persons.

Mrs. Wilson’s team has led significant growth through acquisition, de novo start-ups, and construction expansion at existing locations.  Otterbein’s nearly 2,000 employees serve approximately 4,400 persons annually in sixteen different locations throughout Ohio.  Annual revenue is on track to reach $132 million representing a 94% increase since Wilson was appointed CEO.  Otterbein holds an investment grade rating of A; one of only five multi-site, non-profit senior living systems in the nation with an A or better by Standard and Poor’s and Fitch.

Wilson continues the track record of innovation.  Otterbein offers the largest retirement community in the Cincinnati-Dayton market.  It is the national leader in developing “Small House” neighborhoods, which offer a revolutionary, person-centered skilled nursing home model designed to look and feel like a real home. In recent years Otterbein added both home health and hospice organizations to the ministry. Otterbein recently established a for-profit development company to oversee the planned and careful long-term development of 1,440 acres in Turtle Creek Township to be known as Union Village.  The concept for Union Village envisions the creation of a vibrant mixed use, multi-generational town founded on the principles new-urbanism that will eventually be home to approximately 12,000 residents. 

Mrs. Wilson is actively engaged with the community, serving on a number of professional and trade organizations.  Appointed by Governor John Kasich, she is the Chair of the Board of Executives of Long-Term Services & Supports, which develops and enforces standards for nursing home administrators. She currently serves on the Premier Health System Board and its finance and compensation committees, and the Atrium Medical Center Board. She is on the Board of Caring Communities Insurance Company, where she is Chair of the underwriting committee.   She is past Chair of LeadingAge Ohio, an association of 400 non-profit senior living providers and is past Treasurer of the United Methodist Association Board.   Wilson previously served on the Warren County Port Authority Board and is currently serving on the Warren County Area Progress Council.  Wilson was named to the 2016 list of Cincinnati Women of Influence by Venue Magazine.

Mrs. Wilson has a bachelor's of business administration (accounting) degree from Georgia Southern University, and a master's degree in organizational development from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She resides in Maineville, Ohio with her husband, State Senator Steve Wilson and is an active member of the Otterbein Lebanon United Methodist Church.

"We believe that as children of God, every individual has a right to a lifestyle of their own choosing, no matter what level of care and services are needed. While Otterbein has grown and changed, and is offering more lifestyle choices for seniors, we are still one ministry, answering one call, as one Otterbein."

 
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