Jeretha McKinley

Program Director

Jeretha McKinley has guided the national replication of HC One’s community health worker programs since 2001.  She has more than thirty years of public health experience with governmental and nonprofit organizations, including Healthy Families, WIC programs in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas, Michigan and Illinois, and a number of city and state Departments of Health.

In 1996, UNICEF and WHO recognized her work by selecting her along with 30 other experts representing 20 countries, to develop worldwide standards for training in breastfeeding.  With her vast experience in program management, implementation, and evaluation, Ms. McKinley is viewed as an expert in peer-based community outreach programs. As a skilled trainer and facilitator deeply effective in multi-cultural settings, she is known for her laughter and her honesty.