Jill Allen Is Named CEO
Gainesville, GA, The owners and operators of Brightstone Transitions, in Gainesville, GA, Wisdom Ranch, in Arco, ID, and Point School Puerto Rico, in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico are pleased to announce the promotion of Jill Allen to CEO. Jill now oversees all aspects of operations, marketing, and admissions in all three of these innovative young adult programs. Prior to this announcement, there was no CEO position. This family of programs serves over 100 different young men.
“We would not be nearly as effective or efficient in overseeing our diverse family of programs without Jill’s vision, insight, and organizational expertise,” says Tim McMahon, Founder of Brightstone Transitions. “Jill’s passion for this work, coupled with her excellent organizational skills, has been critical in helping to grow and expand the family of programs beyond its roots in Georgia to include both Wisdom Ranch and Point School Puerto Rico. We are incredibly fortunate to have her at the helm as we look forward, into our next decade of creating and implementing high-quality programming for young adults seeking to transition into healthy forms of independence.”
Jill began her career working in therapeutic boarding schools, where she found a passion for working with those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She then focused her efforts on becoming a Behavior Specialist, helping middle and high school students improve their behavior in the school setting. With extensive experience in direct care for both adolescents and young adults, Jill has also worked with families and in integrated community settings.
Jill joined Brightstone Transitions, in Gainesville, GA, in 2016, working first as a Case Manager, and eventually taking on ever-increasing responsibility, including critical roles in Marketing, Admissions, Staff Development, and Executive Leadership. Jill has a proven track record of not only working with young adults, their families, and other critical stakeholders, but also leading and training staff, and creating sustainable systems which facilitate programmatic excellence.
For questions about any of the programs, please contact Jill Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org. This new position is still based out of Gainsville, GA.
About Brightstone Transitions
Brightstone Transitions is an innovative residential program providing coaching and mentoring to young adults on the autism spectrum ages 17.5 to 26. With the motto “Independence Through Application,” it is the desired outcome that each young adult enrolled at Brightstone live a meaningful and independent life. Founded in 2011, Brightstone is an owner/operated program located in Gainesville, Georgia. Serving men, women, and gender non-binary young adults, Brightstone is home to 50 total residents across varying stages of programming.
About Point School Puerto Rico
Point School Puerto Rico is a hybrid gap year program for young adult men, ages 18-22 that integrates cultural immersion, experiential and service-learning with positive self-discovery. Each young man at PSPR has the opportunity to build positive self-identity through career, interest, and personal exploration based on individual strengths. It provides participants an opportunity to have a cultural immersion, experiential learning, volunteering, and self-discovery
About Wisdom Ranch Vocational Gap Year
Wisdom Ranch opened in 2020 to provide an immersive vocational gap year experience for adult men aged 18-24. Students master carpentry, welding, or auto mechanics while living on a 4000-acre ranch in Arco, Idaho.