Jackie Pearce Garrett
Jackie Pearce Garrett is a community leader in College Park, a life-long Marylander, and a dedicated Terp with a healthy disregard for the impossible and a knack for bringing groups together. Jackie is currently president of the North College Park Community Association and a founding board member of the College Park Community Foundation, where she designed the organization’s grant-making processes and co-chairs the annual College Park 5K. In 2016, after Maryland’s governor asked the Federal government to stop resettling refugees in Maryland, Jackie gathered nearly 200 signatures for a petition and organized testimony from multiple faith communities, which ultimately led to the unanimous passing of a resolution welcoming refugees in the city of College Park. Jackie is also a facilitator for the University of Maryland’s Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program, which engages students in a range of complex topics including race, gender, class, religion, and sexual orientation, among many others.
Jackie is Director of Business Development for Consumers’ CHECKBOOK (http://checkbook.org) & Center for the Study of Services (http://cssresearch.org), a consumer nonprofit, in Washington, DC. She also co-founded a Prince George’s county-based management consulting firm, HGVenture, LLP (http://hgventure.com), which specializes in diversity, inclusion, and leadership development. Jackie has presented at conferences for the Association for Volunteer for Research on Nonprofits and Volunteer Action, National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, and Alliance for Nonprofit Management. Jackie earned a BA in English & Economics from the University of Maryland College Park and an MBA from The George Washington University.