Jacqueline Martinez Garcel

Chief Executive Officer

Jacqueline Martinez Garcel is the CEO of the Latino Community Foundation. Jacqueline is a visionary leader with over 18 years of experience working on issues of equity, community wellbeing, and health policy. Jacqueline recently served as Vice President of the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth). As a founding staff member, she served as a key advisor to the President and helped established the foundation as a credible resource for policymakers and community leaders across the State. She played a central role in developing the foundation's program areas, identifying emerging opportunities and strategic niches, and developing partnerships with national and local foundations. Prior to joining NYSHealth, Jacqueline served as Executive Director for the Northern Manhattan Community Voices Collaborative (Community Voices). The mission of Community Voices, funded by the Kellogg Foundation, is to improve access and quality of care for vulnerable populations. In this role, Jacqueline implemented and evaluated health programs and mobilized national, state, and local resources to promote policy change. Jacqueline has served as an NIH fellow in Yucatan, Mexico. She was appointed as an adjunct professor at the New York University Global Institute of Public Health and the Social Science Department of the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Jacqueline is a former Board Member of the Institute for Civic Leadership, NAMI-NYC Metro, and Grantmakers in Health. She also served as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable for Population Health. Jacqueline has published extensively on issues related to health equity, vulnerable populations and community health workers. She holds an MPH from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. Jacqueline is passionate about elevating the voice of communities, pursuing equity for those who have been marginalized, and using philanthropy as a catalyst for tangible, enduring social change.