Jill Gravink, M.S., CTRS/L
Founder and Executive Director
Education: B.S. in Leisure Management & Tourism: Therapeutic Recreation Option from UNH, M.S. in Therapeutic Recreation Administration from UNH
Primary Responsibility at NEP: Jill oversees all NEP operations including strategic planning, budget and program development. She also serves as the primary liaison to the University of New Hampshire.
Area(s) of Expertise: Entrepreneurial Therapeutic Recreation services, Licensure in Therapeutic Recreation, Health Promotion for individuals living with disabilities.
Jill grew up on a dairy farm. There were 16 cousins and they were together a lot. Two of her cousins had muscular dystrophy. Their wheelchairs were never a problem, they were just part of the adventure. “How do we get Chris and Corey to the top of a tree or bottom of the pool, the lake, the woods or the perfect hiding place?” Looking back now, she can see the origin of Northeast Passage.
Really good days have in common: best friends, dogs, sunshine and soft serve ice cream
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead