Jessica Kyriakakis holds an M.S. in Nonprofit Management and has experience in nonprofit and program management, resource development, and organizational growth with both domestic and international governmental and community-based organizations. With a focus on education, health, youth and workforce development, she has engaged colleagues, funders, and community partners to design and develop programs focused on meeting identified community needs and improving quality of life for children, youth, and families. Locally, as Director of Grants at United Way of Miami-Dade and at OIC of South Florida, she led the growth of grant portfolios, securing two multi-year federal Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grants and a number of large-scale grants from the Department of Labor and Department of Health and Human Services, as well as through state, local, and private funding sources. As Program Manager at a federally qualified community health center in Chinatown Manhattan, she launched several newly funded programs and secured additional grant funding for expansion of services. She has coordinated contract management, compliance, and reporting activities and conducted quality assurance for program implementation, delivery of services, and customer satisfaction. Her work at the grassroots level during her Peace Corps service, developing a bilingual youth and peer education program, was presented at the 5th International Congress for AIDS in Asia and the Pacific in Kuala Lumpur.