We focus a lot on our values here at Fallon Health. That’s why a lot of people like to work here, they believe in those values. We get a lot of feedback that they’re not just words on a wall, right? They really see those behaviors and the decisions that we make, how our managers and supervisor treat the employees that work with them and by focusing on those values—innovation, accountability it fosters an environment of learning and development and we’ve also always seen that as important. HR’s a very valued function at this organization. Human Resources sits at the executive table, not at all organizations. I will only work at an HR organization where they have a seat where the decisions are made because it just shows the value of people.
Jill Lebow was born in Putnam, Connecticut, in 1974. She was raised by a hard-working blue-collar family. She attended the University of Connecticut. While studying abroad in London, Jill became attracted to urban life. Jill attended law school in New York and volunteered at a woman’s shelter for domestic violence where she was eventually paid for her successful work. Inspired through this work, Jill became focused on equal rights and employment discrimination. She moved to Worcester in 2000 with her husband and has been working at Fallon Health since 2002. In the interview, Jill discusses her accomplishments as a mother and a Senior Vice President, and Chief Human Resources Officer. She reflects upon trusting her team and prioritizing people in her work. Jill highlights how preserving professional relationships is rewarding in the future and describes her critical loyalty to Fallon’s values - especially within community involvement. She emphasizes how diversity early on in life is crucial - evident in her efforts to optimize her daughter’s experience. By balancing work demands with family life, Jill continuously evolves during an important time to foster a comfortable learning environment at the company. Finally, Jill highlights the positive energy of women in Worcester and their role in the city’s economic prosperity. She was named a 2017 Outstanding Woman in Business by Worcester Business Journal.