First Name: Gail
“I join with the outstanding Harvard Street team in working tirelessly to provide the outreach and resources that can make a difference for the health center and the vulnerable children, families and individuals in Boston’s neighborhoods who can benefit from our care and services.” Gail Jackson-Blount
Highly respected in Boston and beyond for her significant expertise and experience in public affairs and development, Gail Jackson-Blount joined Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center in the summer of 2019 to lead fundraising, communications, government relations and external affairs. She arrived on the job just in time to kick off plans for the organization’s 50th anniversary gala! A spirited marketing and rebranding campaign accompanied that highly successful event, providing momentum for the launch of a capital campaign to raise funds for a new state-of-the-art health center. Prior to joining Harvard Street, Gail led Gail Jackson Communications (GJC) , an independent consulting company specializing in communications, fundraising, diversity and inclusion initiatives, marketing, community outreach, political affairs and events management. Her career also includes taking leadership role in providing corporate communications, political affairs and fundraising campaigns with private and public institutions. Those organizations include Action for Boston Community Development, American Red Cross, Crispus Attucks Children’s Center, Henri Termeer Initiative – with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. & MassBio, La Alianza Hispana, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Multi-Service Center and the United Negro College Fund. Gail has spearheaded global initiatives with corporate clients including Avon Corp. and Pfizer, and has provided diversity and inclusion marketing for Partners HealthCare. She is a strategic thought leader who is passionate about women’s issues and social justice initiatives. As president of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus from 2017-2019, she played a key role as women’s election to political office soared in Massachusetts and nationwide. She continues to serve on the MWPC board as well as the boards of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union and many other national and community institutions.