JESSICA A. JOLLY, is a passionate Public Health and Healthcare Administrator with over 10 years of experience in healthcare management, process improvement, and operations. Jessica currently serves as the Director of the Bureau of Regional and Clinical Operations for the Louisiana Department of Health where she is responsible for the operations and management of 64 public health clinics, 9 regional public health offices, nursing services, and pharmacy throughout Louisiana. Teaching Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 5th grade in inner city Atlanta, GA as a 2008 Teach For America Corps Member, ignited her passion for eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity. Jessica serves as a member of the New Orleans Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Advisory Board, a member of the Louisiana Public Health Association Executive Board, and a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives Case Competition Committee. Jessica is ardent about providing care to underserved communities through culturally competent leadership, strong public health infrastructure, access to primary care, school-based healthcare, and care coordination. Jessica was selected as a 2016 Public Health Hero by Research America for her efforts to raise Public Health awareness. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Jessica earned her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Michigan, her Early Childhood Education teaching certification from Georgia State University, and her Masters of Health Administration and Masters of Public Health in Health Behavior Health Promotion from The Ohio State University.