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Meet Our Team

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Certifications
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Licensed to work as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Indiana 

  • Certified Dementia Practitioner from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA)

  • ASHA SIG 15: Gerontology

  • Board member of the Indiana Parkinson Foundation

  • Co-leader of the Central Indiana Daughterhood Circle

  • Co-creator of Graceful Seasons

   Education: 

  • Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Saint Louis University - 2013

  • Bachelor of Sciences in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from Purdue University - 2010

Jessie Hillock, M.A. CCC-SLP, CDP

Dementia Navigation Coach & Consultant
Certified Dementia Practitioner 
Speech-Language Pathologist

Jessie Hillock is the owner and founder of The Memory Compass. Currently the only private practice in Indiana with specific focus of specializing in providing Dementia & Memory Loss Navigation Consultations and support services for family members and care partners of a loved one living with memory loss and cognitive challenges as well as individuals living with the disease. 

 

Jessie is a dementia care specialist, certified dementia practitioner and has a master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has 10 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist with area of specialty in providing therapy services for individuals living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Vascular Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Parkinson's Disease and normal aging. Prior to starting her private practice, Jessie spent 6 years of her career working in skilled nursing facilities (SNF), Independent Living Facilities (ILF), Assisted Living Facilities (ALF), Memory Care, and Long Term Care (LTC). She has worked in the role of Dementia Care Specialist after adapting and implementing a facility-wide dementia staging program within a local skilled nursing facility. Through this position, she provided ongoing education and training to facility staff, extensive education to patients and their families, as well as held supervisory roles for other professionals and students. Jessie founded The Memory Compass in 2019 in order to help families navigate memory loss and cognitive decline whether just beginning to show signs, recently diagnosed, or further progressed in their journey.

An active member within the senior care space of her community and beyond, she leads a Daughterhood Circle on dementia, serves as a board member for the Indiana Parkinson Foundation, and is a co-creator of Graceful Seasons. Jessie is sought after for local support group presentations, dementia trainings, expert panelist discussions, and mentorship for other healthcare professionals. 

Jessie resides in Zionsville, IN with her husband, 5-year old son, and rescue dog, Grace. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and feels truly blessed to learn from her clients to take time to enjoy the small simple things in life.  

Abby Sutton, B.S. 

Administrative Assistant 

Abby Sutton graduated in December of 2022 from Indiana University Bloomington with her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. She plans to attend graduate school to continue to pursue her dreams of working as a licensed speech-language pathologist. Abby has a passion for working with the pediatric population and would love to have a career in a school setting or own her own private practice. 

Abby loves spending time with her friends and family and will take any chance she can get to enjoy being outside. She especially loves going on walks and working out and has recently started to enjoy journaling. We are so lucky to have Abby on our team!

Memberships and Associations
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