Jill Bornstein knows the real value of true compassionate connections and works at it every day as a mom of four device connected teenage boys and wife to one busy executive husband. Pulling together her experiences from the corporate world, town government and not for profit board roles she has found a perfect fit as the Finance and Operations leader at Inspiring Comfort. Over the years she has embraced the philosophy that if people would intentionally take a few extra minutes every day to think about the person they are interacting with it would make the world a better place. By asking them how they are, connecting and seeing them as a person not just a store clerk, a policy or adversary, intentional compassionate connections can be made. This one simple effort can help counter the rise in anxiety, isolation and depression.
Prior to Inspiring Comfort, Jill had a successful career at GE, completing GE’s Financial Management Training Program, spending 6 Years on GE’s Audit Staff and then serving as Vice President of Finance for operations at GE Capital Card Services. After GE she served on the CT buildOn board, an organization whose mission is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations for children and adults. She was an elected Town Board of Finance official for 7 years in Ridgefield, CT and served as Vice Chair. She has always displayed a strong commitment to supporting children and families in her past roles as a PTA President, a Junior League Board Member, board Vice Chair for a K-8 private school and board President and Treasurer of the nationally ranked Ridgefield Aquatic Club. Thru these affiliations she experienced first hand how important it is to recognize when others are in need of comfort and connection and the true impact and value proposition created in a school, organization or just life in general when people over come barriers and truly connect with others. Not only does connecting help organizations succeed – at a personal level people feel better about themselves which is important to overall mental health.