Jessica Ehule works tirelessly to promote health equity in her community as the CityMatCH’s director of programs and the first person of color to hold a leadership position at the organization. She believes that the key to achieving equity in our communities is through transformative change of practices, policies, and procedures at the individual and organizational levels.
Outside of work, Jessica serves on the Black Maternal Health Work Group for I Be Black Girl, a collective that creates space for Black-identifying women, femmes, and girls to grow, connect, give, and take action. Additionally, she is on the planning committee for Nebraska’s Black Maternal Health Month, which will involve a series of events focusing on the expansion of access to quality, culturally relevant maternal care using a comprehensive approach.
Jessica earned her MS in public health from Meharry Medical College, an MS in chemistry from Tennessee State University, and a BS in biochemistry from Ohio State University.
My public health journey has taught me to be authentic, always be in service to others, hold on to my integrity, and most of all, be courageous.