Jill Poklemba

Associate Vice President of Development and Communications




Jill joined The Fortune Society in May 2010 as the Senior Director of Grant Development and has over 10 years of experience working in the human services field, with a particular emphasis on public policy analysis and advocacy, fund development, and communications.  After leading a team to raise approximately $20 million in grant funding over the course of her first 3 years working at Fortune, Jill was promoted to the position of Associate VP of Development and Communications in December 2013.  Prior to joining Fortune, Jill was the Director of Communications and Fund Development for STRIVE International, where she was responsible for public and private grant writing for New York headquarters and its network of over 25 national and international affiliates.  She has also worked as a Senior Policy Analyst for the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) and the NYS Assembly Committees on Social Services and Children & Families.  Jill obtained her MPP from Rockefeller College at the University at Albany, SUNY and her BA in Psychology from the College of William and Mary.