Elected in November 2014, Jill Romann is serving her first term as Douglas County Coroner. Prior to being elected, she served as Chief Deputy Coroner under the previous Douglas County Coroner.
Jill’s career spans more than 24 years as a board certified Medicolegal Death Investigator (MDI) working in both urban and regional medical examiner’s and coroner’s offices in Minnesota and Colorado. She has conducted approximately 50,000 death investigations and is one of only 175 current MDIs in her field who has achieved the highest level of tested certification from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (F-ABMDI 185).
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota’s College of Medicine, Department of Mortuary Science and through much of her career has worked in her offices that handled upwards of 3,500 cases annually.
She has personally participated in thousands of autopsies, supervised a staff of up to 27 death investigators and autopsy assistants, written manuals on policy and procedure and mass fatality, and trained law enforcement detectives, college interns, Medicolegal Death Investigators and autopsy assistants. She also currently teaches forensics at Douglas County Schools.
With a background that involves working in every area of responsibility of the coroner’s office, Jill’s belief is that all death investigations should be done with a deep sense of compassion and humility for the family.