Jacqueline Cruz obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in New Jersey, where she was born and raised. She is a Certified Capital Fund Program Specialist and Certified in Procurement and Section 3. She was previously employed at a Public Housing Authority in New Jersey. Jacqueline is a firm believer that through health promotion one can address and prevent the root causes of illness. It is her goal to work alongside the diverse community to implement better habits for a healthier well-being. She currently works on expanding outreach and community involvement surrounding health topics such as cancer prevention, immunizations, West Nile Virus, and promoting overall healthier lifestyle choices. She is also involved in partnership with ECDHD’s Minority Health Coordinator, Ricardo Sanabria and WIC Coordinator, Marina Channer to promote outreach on their areas of expertise. Currently, Jacqueline serves on the following coalitions: Community Health and Wellbeing Coalition, Columbus Area Breastfeeding Coalition, and Platte County Lifestyle Coalition. Her objective is to expand partnerships and collaborations throughout the community to influence and promote health.