Gilliland is an educator with nearly 20 years of experience as a teacher and program administrator in two of the nation's premier Montessori schools, and has also worked in international settings.
She will take over as director of the school on July 15.
* Cathy McMellon has been hired as human resources manager at the Diamond Electric Manufacturing Corp. ignition coil plant in Eleanor.
A former human resources manager at Huntington-based Rubberlite, Inc., McMellon will oversee the more than 300 employees working at Diamond's Putnam County plant.
A Huntington resident and Marshall University graduate, McMellon has been a certified HR professional since 2003.
* Kristen Sutherland has joined the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing as assistant financial and grants officer.
Sutherland joins RCBI from Marshall University, where she was a financial and administrative associate in the university's biology department.
She earned a Regents Bachelor degree at Marshall in 2012.