Jacquelyn S. Dalton is the Director of the Health Equity Community Collaborative at the national nonprofit Health Leads. As a public health professional, Jacquelyn brings over ten years of experience in health disparities research, community engagement, and health equity. This work has led her to partner with various stakeholders, including policymakers, healthcare providers, elected officials, philanthropists, grassroots leaders, and community health workers.
Within her current role, Jacquelyn leads a national, cross-sector network of stakeholders to center racial health equity while advocating for, investing in, and increasing access for communities across the United States.
Jacquelyn is also a long-time community volunteer. She sits on the Board of the Tennessee Kidney Foundation, is the Health Committee Chair of the local NAACP, and is a Co-Chair of the Greater Nashville Health Disparities Coalition. In the Fall of 2021, Jacquelyn received a Nashville Black 40 Under 40 Award and was nominated for Nashville CABLE’s 2022 Young Professional ATHENA award.
Originally from “small-town” Columbia, TN, today, Jacquelyn resides in Nashville, TN, with her partner, Jared, and two boys, Jacen and Jarrell.