Nashua woman selected as 2017 Elizabeth Dole Foundation Dole Caregiver Fellow

NASHUA – Nashua resident Jill Schuman has been selected to represent New Hampshire as a 2017 Elizabeth Dole Foundation Dole Caregiver Fellow. Each year, the foundation selects 31 men and women who care for wounded, ill and injured United States service members. The fellows serve as ambassadors, advocates and advisors to the foundation and the country on matters concerning military and veteran caregivers. Schuman serve as the fellow from New Hampshire from 2017-2019.

“I am honored and empowered to be amongst such an elite group of individuals coming together to make a difference in the lives that mean so much to us. I can’t wait to get started in my role," said Schuman, in a Feb. 15 press statement. Schuman serves as a caregiver to her husband Nicholas, an Air Force veteran who experiences Post Traumatic Stress and hearing loss due to his time in service. In addition to serving as Nicholas’ caregiver and mother to their two children, Schuman works with the Education First High School Exchange Program where she helps provide teens across the United States with different cultural experiences.

TINA FORBES