Jacqueline is a Senior Policy and Issues Advisor at the Deputy Minister’s Office with the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility, Government of Ontario
She is a rising leader and subject matter expertise in public health, social determinants of health, the health system, health policy, community-based participatory research through stakeholder collaboration, program planning, implementation and evaluation that generates health policies and recommendations. She also has strong people management, change management, communication and interpersonal skills to communicate to a variety of audiences.
Her passion and dedication is to be a leader for the advancement and well-being of people of African descent in the City of Toronto and the province of Ontario at large. This is reflected in the several community engagement initiatives that she has been involved in. For instance, she was a board member with LAMP Community Health Centre for six consecutive years and was the Director of Public Relations for the Black Business Professional Association (BBPA) Young Professionals Board. In February 2013, Urbanology Magazine highlighted Jacqueline’s Young, Black & Gifted Award for her outstanding academic performance, community development and leadership work she is currently doing in her community. Furthermore, she received Magna Cum Laude Honours with her Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) for her outstanding academic performance from Morehouse School of Medicine.