Phyllis Jackson

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Phyllis Jackson

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Phyllis Jackson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and moved to San Diego in 1977.  Currently, she is the Residential Services Coordinator with The Association for Community Housing Solutions (TACHS). Previous Executive Director for Karibu Center for Social Support and Education (CSSE). Phyllis has worked with UCSD's HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center as a Community Outreach Representative, reaching out to people of color to encourage them to get involved in HIV/AIDS related research.  She worked as a Case Manager at CRASH, Inc. (Community Resource and Self-Help) a community-based drug/alcohol treatment program. She is committed to educating and sharing information that will lead to a greater understanding and prevention of HIV, particularly among the people of color and women’s communities. Volunteer Work Mayor’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Advisory Board Board of Directors - HIV & AIDS Women’s Conference Juvenile Justice Commissioner San Diego County Speakers Bureau - The LGBT Center Lesbians and Gays of African Descent (LAGADU) San Diego City Managers Clean Syringe Task Force Board of Directors AIDS Walk Board of Directors – HIV & AIDS Women’s Conference Juvenile Justice Commissioner San Diego County Speakers Bureau Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Center for Social Services San Diego City Managers Clean Syringe Task Force Board of Directors - AIDS Walk Board of Directors - CRASH, Inc. (Community Resources & Self Help, First Vice President) Education San Diego State; San Diego City College; Chaffey Community College Community Awards EBBY Award – LGBT Contribution in African American Community The Palavra Tree INC. Sixth Annual Tribute to a Living African American History Woman of the Year – San Diego Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade Award of Appreciation from St. Martin De Porres for Work in the HIV/AIDS Community Phyllis admits that her strongest asset is her ability to be candid and straightforward. She also is an active member of Christ Chapel of North Park and says that her unshakeable faith in God keeps her grounded.