Rev. Dr. Helen Jackson – Women with Heart Honoree for February 2019
Helen is CEO/Founding President of the Women of Color Cultural Foundation, Inc., a 501 c3 non-profit agency established in February 2000. The Foundation addresses the needs of people of color to eliminate disparities in health, education, economic development and other areas impacting equality and the common good of society. Members volunteer to work towards a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership. Numerous hours of community service contributed annually in efforts to strengthen youth, families, and communities. The Foundation has given $165,000 in youth scholarships since its inception.
Reverend Dr. Helen D. Jackson is a prophetic teaching minister that believes in preaching, praying, and proclaiming the unadulterated Word of God. She humbly serves as Pastor at Prince Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Fernandina Beach. She is happily married to Joseph Jackson for 34 years.
Helen hosts the weekly radio talk show, Community Network, connecting individuals and resources in the community to reach the optimal quality of life. A highly accomplished administrator, community leader, applied researcher, and educator, Helen, after 37 years of service, retired as the Director of the Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention Division for the Florida Department of Health, Duval County in 2013. Helen is an alumnus of Leadership Florida, Leadership Jacksonville, and Public Health Leadership, voluntarily served on several national, state and community boards including Minority AIDS Coalition, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Jacksonville Community Council, Inc., Hubbard House, and Compassionate Fernandina. Helen is purpose-driven making a positive qualitative difference in the lives of others.
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