Jessica (Neighbors) Hill is the executive director of the Safe House for Women, a non-profit domestic violence services agency located in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Prior to being named to her current position, she served as development director of the Safe House, and originally served as a member of their Board of Directors. Hill previously worked as a resource specialist for the Community Service Council in Tulsa, Okla., and a volunteer program administrator for the City of Tulsa. She began her career in the Oral Roberts University Office of Public Relations.
Hill graduated magna cum laude from Truman in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in communication and a minor in public administration. While attending Truman, she was the student representative to the Board of Governors, president of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity, member of Student Senate, a student ambassador, and a student advisor. She received a master’s degree in non-profit management from Oral Roberts University in 2003. From 2004 to 2013, Hill served on the Truman State University Alumni Association Board of Directors. She became vice president in 2007 and president in 2009. She also served on the University’s “Bright Minds Bright Futures” Campaign Advisory Committee. She and her husband, Jason, a 2000 Truman graduate, were honored as Truman’s Young Alumni of the Year in 2013.
Originally from northeast Missouri and a Linn County R-I High School graduate, Hill resides in Cape Girardeau. She and Jason have two children, Jacob and Caitlin.