Jill Wisehart is a recent transplant to Washington State from Texas. She comes to the Department of Agriculture from public health where she has approximately 10 years of experience. Her previous work has focused on cancer prevention and control where she worked with oncology stakeholders in the prevention, early detection and survivorship aspects of cancer control.
Both in Texas and Washington she focused on reducing cancer health disparities through her work funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jill has vast local, regional and national experience through partnerships with organizations such as the Intercultural Cancer Council and faculty from the MD Anderson Cancer Center. She became Chair of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) Cancer Council where she led a geographically diverse leadership team of 14 across the country. The NACDD Cancer Council focused on reducing cancer health disparities using evidence to drive initiatives. Jill received her Master’s in Health Education from Texas State University- San Marcos and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio.