In the spring of 2019, the Virginia Community Health Worker Association (VACHWA) initiated a strategic planning process. The process helped clarify areas of opportunities in which the VACHWA is able to serve Virginia’s community health workers and their communities. The strategic plan established specific priorities, along with supporting strategies to achieve those objectives.
Stephanie Carrington, Interim President
Shanteny Jackson, Out-going President
Shanteny Jackson is the first Afro-Latina VACHWA President. She works for Richmond City Health District as a Certified Bilingual Community Health Worker Senior.
She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Services with a concentration in Addictions. She is a proud alumnus of the Community Trust building Fellowship, Ginter Urban Gardener Program, Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, and Circles USA.
Mrs. Jackson is known as a compassionate collaborator and community advocate. Her strong background in community engagement and organizing serves as a foundation for her diverse professional career.
Shanteny has pioneered social and community projects for both Southwood and Broad Resource Centers. In her current role, Shanteny strives to promote values of inclusion and leadership in communities of color.