Jacqueline has 17 years experience working in senior positions in the voluntary and community sectors. Prior to becoming Chief Executive with Kinship Care NI, she was employed as Head of Fundraising & Development with First Housing Aid & Support Services. Prior to this she established and developed the ‘SmartMove’ franchise in Northern Ireland.
Jacqueline is a Northern Ireland Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and a 2011 Fellow with Clore Social Leadership Programme. She has a BSc and MSc in Housing, a Masters in Public Administration, a Postgraduate Executive Diploma in Strategic Management and an LLM in Human Rights and Transitional Justice.
Jacqueline has extensive knowledge of the social care system having grown up in care. Her interests include foster care, kinship care and social pedagogy.
Jacqueline was awarded ‘Overall Woman of the Year’ by Derry City Council in March 2014.