The #WorkforceDiversity series is off to a great start! Part I with Dr. Don Locke is scheduled on Thursday, October 29th at 6pm at UNCA.
We are excited to announce that in Part II of the #WorkforceDiversity Series, we will hear from Jacquelyn D. Hallum, MBA, MHA.
Jacquelyn is the director of the Health Careers and Diversity Education at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC). She is a native of Asheville, NC and has been employed with MAHEC for twenty years. Her healthcare background spans more than thirty years with special interest in health parity, culturally appropriate care, and workforce diversity and inclusion. She is an experienced presenter in multicultural education including micro aggression and managing workforce diversity. She is an advocate for social justice and enjoys the experience of mentoring and working with marginalized youth. Her primary focus is working with underrepresented minorities that have an interest in the health professions and providing academic enrichment and college prep resources to help them achieve their goals.
Jacquelyn attended and graduated from Asheville City Schools. Her post-secondary education began at UNC Asheville and after two years, transferred to North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She did her graduate work at Pfeiffer University where she received a dual Masters degree in Business Administration and Health Administration. She serves on several national, state and regional boards and committees and most recently retired as chairman of the Asheville City School's Board of Education. She currently serves as the Southern Region Director of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME) and would love to have more WNC health professionals as members. Click here to read more information about NAMME.
In Part II of this series, Jacqueline will share her expertise on workforce diversity, how it has progressed (or digressed) in Western North Carolina, and share her thoughts on how to improve as a community. She will also provide wisdom and offer encouragement to multicultural professionals currently working in our community.