Jill Sproul, RN, MS
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Treasurer
Chief Nursing Officer
Regional Burn Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose, CA
Jill Sproul, RN, MS, has been working in burn care for the past 22 years. Currently, she is the nurse manager of the Regional Burn Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California, a position she has held since 1997. Jill started her nursing career as a new-graduate nurse in the same burn center and worked at the bedside for 6 years. She then went to work in the burn center at University of California at San Diego as the assistant nurse manager.
In addition to working clinically in burn care, Jill's passion has been outreach and aftercare. She has participated in many aftercare programs. Jill is most proud of her contributions to the SOAR program as part of the National Advisory Committee for SOAR. She is a firm believer in peer support and did her graduate research at San Jose State University in the area of peer support and perceived benefits for burn survivors. Jill has been involved with the Phoenix Society since 1994 when she served on the organizing committee for the World Burn Congress in San Francisco and again in 2000. She has also been involved with the American Burn Association since 1991 and has served on several committees and is currently a membership officer on the board of trustees.
Jill and her husband, Kevin Cook, who is also a burn survivor, have 2 young children together and 2 older children from Kevin's previous marriage.