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Published on 07/10/2023

Literacy Delaware Announces the Addition of New Board Member Jacqueline Ortiz

Literacy Delaware is delighted to welcome Jaki Ortiz to its Board of Directors.

As vice president of health equity, Jacqueline Ortiz, M.Phil. is responsible for leading the system’s healthcare equity initiatives to identify, understand, measure, and reduce disparities in health and health care affecting the community served by ChristianaCare. Jacqueline joined ChristianaCare in February 2012 with over fifteen years of experience researching, teaching, and working in cultural competence, health equity, social networks, and economic sociology.

Prior to joining ChristianaCare, she led a firm specializing in the application of social network analysis to resolve organizational challenges, working in Latin America and the United States, in both public and private sectors. Jacqueline has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, the government of Argentina and multi‐lateral organizations like the World Bank and Transparency International. 

Jacqueline obtained a B.A. in Sociology from Occidental College, an M.A. in Sociology from Boston College, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Yale University.

Believing that literacy is the great equalizer, Literacy Delaware advances literacy through training, tutoring, English language acquisition and advocacy for all Delawareans. Since 1983, Literacy Delaware has trained volunteers to tutor adults with low literacy or English language skills. For more information on Literacy Delaware’s services, visit www.literacydelaware.org or call 302.658.5624.