Jill Hughes is a parent of three children, two recent graduates and one child currently attending Black Pine Circle School. She has a B.A. in psychology from UC Berkeley and a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She worked for many years as a psychologist with children and adolescents in private practice and residential treatment settings, specializing in severe emotional disturbance and trauma. Since having children, however, Ms. Hughes has been a stay-at-home parent. She is an active community volunteer with the Bay Area Crisis Nursery and, with her daughters, through National Charity League. Ms. Hughes lives with her family in Orinda.