Jill Sheinberg

Board Member

Jill and her husband, Richard, moved to Park City from New York in 1995.

Jill is an alumna of the University of Michigan (BA in Political Science) and The New School for Social Research (MA in Sociology). She worked in the field of public health research and then, after obtaining a law degree, worked in the fields of employment law and not-for-profit representation. She also taught legal writing and research as an adjunct at Hofstra Law School and did community mediation in Brooklyn. She has continued her mediation work in Utah specializing in family and employment issues.

Jill is a lifelong feminist, a staunch believer in equality, peace and justice.  She was active in Americans Committed to World Responsibility in college, an organization which created the working papers for a national conference to advocate the establishment of the Peace Corps. Upon graduation she returned to New York and became actively involved in the peace movement and political activity.

Jill is currently a member of the Park City Film Board.  She first became involved with the film community when she was hired by ITVS as their Salt Lake City community connections organizer. In this position, she was responsible for finding communities of interest for ITVS documentaries which aired on KUED and conducting screenings, panel discussions, and generally expanding the impact of these films. During Sundance she did similar work on documentaries for Chicken and Egg, Working Films and Sandi Dubowski (Good Pitch). She also taught Advanced Community Organizing at Westminster College in the Masters in Community Leadership Program for two years as an adjunct professor. Jill is a founding member of the Park City Women's Giving Fund as well as the Utah Women's Giving Circle and is a member of the Utah Women's Forum. She has also served on the boards of Adopt-a-Native-Elder, Planned Parenthood of Utah, ACLU of Utah, National ACLU, Salt Lake Acting Company and is a founding member of HEAL Utah. In addition she was appointed to the initial Park City Civilian Review Board.  A veteran of many political campaigns, she began her political involvement with Perry Street for Peace and the political career of Bella Abzug in New York.