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Biography of Lilly A. Gwilliam


Lilly A Gwilliam

has held a variety of positions over the course of her life. She has been a medical legal consultant and served as the dean of Allied Health and the accreditation officer at Antelope Valley College.

A career in nursing

Lilly was the nursing coordinator and a nursing faculty member of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute in California. She also worked as a practitioner teacher at Rush University in Chicago. She also held a position as a psychiatric nurse on a surgical unit where she helped patients, families, nurses, and students deal with death and dying.

Nursing Honor Society

Lilly was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau, an Honor Society in Nursing. 

Nominated as one of the Outstanding Young Woman of 1979

Lilly is a member of America's Who's Who in American Nursing.  In 2014, Lilly was inducted into the Massapaqua High School Hall of Fame in recognition of her commitment to excellence as she honors her responsibility to her family and her community.

Published professional articles

Author Lilly A. Gwilliam has published several articles on the topics of nursing and law. She has presented many seminars, including" The Elimination of Gender Bias in the Legal Profession". She presented a paper on rape to the Fiji law Society and helped change laws on rape for women in Fiji.


Lilly currently lives in Alamo, California, with her husband, Gary Gwilliam. Together they have five children and eight grandchildren.