My name is Jillian Catherine Roels, I am the Founder of SparkYourHeart.org.
I am a proud graduate (and past cheerleader- GO ZAGS!) of Gonzaga University '16 with a degree in Sociology and Psychology, and spent 4 years as a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist and Social Services Specialist at Seattle Children's Hospital in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit and Emergency. In 2021, I accepted a position as a Certified Child Life Specialist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
I was Miss Puget Sound 2018 and kept busy with appearances and preparation for Miss Washington, a preliminary to the Miss America competition. It was an honor to be a part of the Miss America Organization, which helps empower women as one of the nation's leading achievement programs for young women. The crown has four points, which symbolize service, style, scholarship, and success, each one playing a crucial part in my own life.
I have always had a passion for serving others, and grew up with the example of my mother who owned her own nonprofit organization. Witnessing the difference she made in the lives of others had a profound impact on me and taught me lessons of kindness and compassion for others. I feel that I fulfill my purpose when I use my abilities to help and give to others. Spark Your Heart allows me to fulfill my passion and purpose through different outlets while inspiring others to join my efforts.
Frequently someone will say they would like to be involved in service, but are not sure how or where to start. Spark Your Heart bridges the gap between those wanting to make a difference, and the organizations and opportunities by which they can do so. My goal is to inspire others to be the change and "spark a difference" in their communities. I want to help every individual recognize their potential to help and give to others, as well as find their purpose through service. Even the smallest act of kindness can spark a huge difference.
To join me in my efforts or to suggest a service idea you would like to carryout, please visit the "Contact Us" link below and send me a message!