She started her social services career as an intake counselor at the District Court Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau. She launched her career with non-profits as Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates. She served two years as Executive Director of Leadership Oklahoma and later headed Tulsa’s Camp Fire Boys and Girls, followed by the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office Victim-Witness Director.
Ms. Gillert currently tracks over 700 grant requests a year for the Zarrow Family Foundations while researching topics, interpreting results, and assisting in evaluation of grant proposals. She maintains leadership social service agency positions, is an accomplished faux painter and beaded jewelry designer. She and her husband Tom have three children.