Jill Straight

Director of Client Services

Dorcas Ministries

Jill Straight is the director of client services at Dorcas Ministries, a nonprofit human services agency in Cary, North Carolina. Jill oversees the delivery of crisis services, a robust food pantry and workforce development programs in IT, healthcare and biotech, as well as a compassionate whole-person-focused case management program. Jill is known for her strategic thinking and ability to form creative partnerships.Prior to joining Dorcas in 2008, Jill worked in higher and adult education program management in the U.S. and the Middle East. She considers herself a Duke Divinity School program junkie where she completed certificates in nonprofit management and Christian leadership. Jill holds a master’s in teaching foreign languages from West Virginia University. During the pandemic, she completed her master naturalist certification to better inform her love for the outdoors. She’s also passionate about the furry members of her family and made her first foray into animal welfare work as a volunteer for Aussie Rescue of Virginia.She lives in Cary with her husband, kids and Biscuit the cockapoo, her devoted companion in hiking, birding and bug-catching.