Jackie A. Rodriguez (she/her) is the Communications Officer at Healthy Communities Foundation where she leads its branding and communications strategy. She is responsible for articulating HCF’s mission and vision and helps disseminate the stories and successes of its grantee partners’ important work in its service region.
Jackie brings over a decade of marketing and communications experience in the private sector and as a consultant. She held diverse positions in project management, communication strategy management, marketing research, creative development and marketing operations.
For several years, Jackie taught elementary students the basics of business and economics through Junior Achievement and served as a National Hispanic Institute debate coach for high school freshmen. She has mentored numerous undergraduate students on professional and career development, both from her alma mater and other institutions. She currently serves on the Leadership Team of the ComNetwork Chicago Chapter, a professional network for foundation and nonprofit communication leaders.
Jackie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from DePaul University and a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.