Board of Directors

Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins

Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins

Hillsborough County Head Start/Early
Head Start
Board Member

Dr. Jacquelyn A. Jenkins is the current Department Director for the Hillsborough County Head Start/Early Head Start programs. Her responsibilities ensure the development of services for:

  • 19 Board of County Commissioners locations
  • 3 Delegate Agencies (Hillsborough County Public Schools, Lutheran Services Florida, and Tampa Bay Mtroppolitan Area YMCA)
  • 4 private contracted sites 

Additionally, her large team is made up of over 300 staffs and offers support to about 3,500 children and their families.

Dr. Jenkins has 30 years of progressive leadership and management experience. She has led teams in five states from school districts, government agencies, for-profit companies, and non-profit industries towards the expansion of Human Services.

Previously, she worked as a Federal Grants Reviewer for the Office of Head Start in Washington D.C.   She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Management and Leadership from Springfield College (Springfield, MA campus) and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University.

Dr. Jenkins’ believes strongly in the power of Vision and Transformational Leadership. Her passion for professional staff development stems from her tenure as a parent and as a classroom teacher.