Jill Myers Geadelmann
Iowa, At Large Director
Jill Myers Geadelmann is the Chief of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Bureau at the Iowa Department of Public Health. She has a B.S. in Education from Iowa State University and a diploma in nursing from the Iowa Methodist School of Nursing. She is a Registered Nurse. Ms. Myers Geadelmann began her work with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) in 1994 in its Rural Health and Primary Care Bureau and then moved to work with the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. In 2001, she assumed the Bureau Chief role where she directs Iowa’s cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease programming. In 2014, she began administering the state’s Medical Cannabidiol Program and continues to offer her expertise to it as a consultant. Prior to her work with the IDPH, Ms. Myers Geadelmann worked for the Family Planning Council of Iowa and as a long-term care and private duty nurse.
She is a past president of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) Board of Directors, a current at-large Board Member, and a Member of the Past President’s Circle 59 Think Tank and the Learning and Professional Development Advisory Group. She is Iowa’s voting Member and has been representing the state since 2001. Ms. Myers Geadelmann is a member of the Iowa Public Health Association. She has served in other advisory committees, boards, and work group roles during her years in public health. Some of her involvement has been with the American Cancer Society Midwest Region Leadership Board, the Breast and Cervical Cancer Council, the National Asian Women’s Health Organization Advisory Council, and the Healthy Brain Initiative’s Public Health Roadmap (2012) Committee. She has also served a term as Region G’s Regional Representative.
She values the mentoring she’s received through her NACDD involvement and hopes to continue to pay that forward while serving her current term. She believes in giving back to the community and serving to help others meet their needs and overcome barriers. She feels fortunate to serve in state government in public health, and in her role with NACDD, so she and others can live healthier lives and work and play in healthier, safer, and more supportive and engaging environments.