Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, serves as the development director, systems analyst, and director of evaluation for Turnaround Life, Inc. She has more than 26 years of experience dealing with nonprofit management, overseeing operations, grant development, grant management, capacity building evaluation and performance assessment.
Jackie manages the overall operations and resources of the company and works to enhance and sustain customer relationships and capacity building with stakeholders. She has worked to secure more than $69 million in government grants and expanding systems of care and behavioral health treatment in Florida, Mississippi, New Orleans, Maine and Virginia. Of that total, $22 million was awarded in the past three years in partnership with Turnaround Life and Turnaround Achievement Network, LLC.
Jackie is a Certified Recovery Coach, and the former vice president of development of Operation PAR, Inc., and executive director of the LiveFree! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas County. She earned her master’s with a concentration in nonprofit management and master’s in organizational management and leadership from Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Tampa Bay campus.
She has taught graduate and undergraduate students as an adjunct faculty member for Springfield College Tampa Bay campus and currently serves as the president of its Community Advisory Board. Jackie founded Jackie Sue Griffin & Associates, LLC in 2013 to provide nonprofit organizations, health and human services, and government agencies consulting expertise and technical assistance in fund development and philanthropy and capacity building.