Dr. Jill Shutes Named VP At Alzheimer’s Community Care

Dr. Jill Shutes

Alzheimer’s Community Care has named Dr. Jill Shutes of Wellington as its new vice president of community care services. Prior to joining Alzheimer’s Community Care, Shutes worked as an assistant professor of nursing in the graduate nursing program at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Shutes has more than 20 years of experience as a geriatric nurse practitioner working mainly in long-term care, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities throughout South Florida. Originally from New Jersey, she holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Rutgers College of Nursing, a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a doctoral degree in nursing practice from Florida Atlantic University.

Shutes will continue teaching as adjunct faculty at Palm Beach Atlantic University, as well as continue to serve on the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) Special Interest Group Gerontology and serve as president of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Chi Phi Chapter.

Celebrating 20 years of service, Alzheimer’s Community Care is the largest provider of community-based, dementia-specific services in Florida. The nonprofit organization serves 4,500 individuals in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties.