JFJ Welcomes New Executive Director – Ms. Mickel Jackson
Mickel’s development and philanthropic career span more than a decade. She has performed leadership roles in program areas such as human rights, HIV and AIDS, youth, and education development. Mickel has secured funding from and worked for projects funded by various donor agencies, including Global Fund, Global Affairs Canada (formerly CIDA), USAID and PEPFAR as well as government and private funders. She possesses extensive experience and proven expertise in external relations, strategic analysis and planning, organizational development, curriculum development and assessment, and resource mobilization. Prior to joining JFJ, she was a senior manager with Jamaica AIDS Support for Life and has worked for the Council of Voluntary Social Services/United Way of Jamaica.
Mickel holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science from the University of the West Indies.
Passionate about fostering learning opportunities and transferring knowledge, Mickel is an adjunct lecturer with the University College of the Caribbean where she teaches courses in Politics, Sociology, Business Communication, and Business Ethics.
The Board has the fullest confidence that Mickel will use her years of non-profit experience and leadership to foster the growth of the organization in the years to come.