Jackie A. Rodriguez (she/her) is the Director of Communications at Healthy Communities Foundation. She leads the Foundation’s comprehensive communications strategy that amplifies the critical work of its partners and region and strengthens its position as a thought leader in the philanthropic sector. She believes that by telling stories, sharing ideas, and offering different perspectives, we can change minds, heal and grow.
Jackie brings over a decade of marketing and communications experience in the private sector and as a consultant. Before joining the Foundation, she held positions in project management, creative development, and marketing operations at Discover Financial Services.
Jackie currently serves on the leadership team of the Communications Network Chicago Chapter and is a member of Chicago Latinos in Philanthropy. She 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.
Along with her husband and two children, Jackie lives a few blocks away from her childhood home in Little Village, a community within the Healthy Communities Foundation region. She enjoys a good cup of coffee, is always interested in hearing audiobook recommendations, and loves learning about natural healing modalities.