Jacqueline Martinez Garcel
As Vice President, Jacqueline Martinez Garcel serves as an advisor to the President and CEO and has a central role in developing the Foundation's program areas, identifying emerging opportunities and strategic niches, building partnerships with other foundations, ensuring quality and accountability, and evaluating the performance of programs and grantees. Ms. Martinez Garcel provides leadership and guidance to two priority areas: Improving Health Care for People with Diabetes and Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services. She also has a special interest in the strategic and creative development of leadership and capacity-building programs with community-based organizations throughout the State.
Ms. Martinez Garcel has more than 10 years of experience in managing and developing community-based health programs for medically underserved communities throughout New York City. She previously served as the program director for the Northern Manhattan Community Voices Collaborative at Columbia University’s Center for Community Health Partnerships where she implemented and evaluated health programs.
Ms. Martinez Garcel was a research associate for the City University of New York Medical School where she conducted an analysis of peer-reviewed literature on racial and ethnic disparities in diagnosis and treatment in the U.S. health care system. She was also a program manager for Alianza Dominicana, Inc., a National Institutes of Health fellow for the Department of Public Health in the City of Merida in Yucatan, Mexico, and an assistant coordinator for Beginning with Children, a Brooklyn-based charter school.
Ms. Martinez Garcel holds a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Cornell University. She has served as adjunct professor of sociology at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, board director of the Institute for Civic Leadership, and board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness-New York City Metro.