About Jackie Sue Griffin

“Each of us has our own stories to write
and our own lives to lead. We should do so with
confidence and strength.”

Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, BA,  is the owner and Executive Director of Jackie Sue Griffin & Associates and a former journalist who uses transformational stories to expand nonprofit and human services. 

Her mastery of all forms of written and oral communications has resulted in procuring more than $1.8 billion in government grants to expand behavioral health and systems of care services in Florida, Mississippi, New Orleans, Maine, and Virginia in partnership with Turnaround Life Inc. and Turnaround Achievement Network, LLC.

Based on her 29 years working with nonprofit leaders, she has proven competencies in grant development, grant management and performance assessment and provides technical assistance in Strategic Prevention Framework, community assessment, board development, strategic planning and sustainability. Her proven expertise in program design includes coalition development, substance abuse prevention, addictions and co-occurring disorders treatment, suicide prevention, adult and children’s mental health systems of care and recovery-oriented systems of care.

Ms. Griffin is the former Vice President of Development for Operation PAR, Inc. and served as Executive Director of the LiveFree! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas County, Fla. During her 17-year tenure, her work as a lead grant writer, project designer and community advocate spearheaded efforts in securing $47 million in competitive grants and $43 million in non-competitive discretionary grants.

Ms. Griffin has taught undergraduate and graduate students at Springfield College as an adjunct instructor for 19 years. She is the president of the Community Advisory Board for Springfield.

Ms. Griffin has a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in nonprofit management and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Management and Leadership, both from Springfield College. Ms. Griffin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing and English from the University of Tampa, which she attended through a four-year academic scholarship.

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