Ross Community Center
Jacqueline Hanoman is the Executive Director of Ross Community Center in Muncie, Indiana.
She joined the Ross Community Center in December 2015 to lead the transformation of the
organization into a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization after being in academia, working at
NGOs and research centers in Venezuela and South Africa. She is passionate about working with
people, walking hand in hand with them, and supporting them in carving their path in life through
developing their own potential. In her diverse roles, she has focused on addressing the challenges
of multidimensional poverty and systemic inequities through developing multi-level poverty
programs and projects with NGOs, universities, multilateral and international organizations,
foundations, governments, and nonprofit organizations. She is the author of the 2018 book
Hunger and Poverty in South Africa: The Hidden Faces of Food Insecurity.
Jacqueline is a sociologist, educator and qualitative researcher with a Ph.D. from Purdue
University, Masters in History of the Americas from the Universidad Católica Andres Bello and
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies in the Management of Development Projects from
the Universidad Metropolitana in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank,