Meet Board Member Jacquelyn Patrick
Jacquelyn Patrick is affectionately and personally, known as Jackie. Jackie is a proud HBCU graduate. She graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (Aggie Pride!) with a BS in Accounting.
Jackie has worked for the State of CT for 28 years first with the Department of Social Services as an Eligibility Worker and Child Support Investigator and currently with the Judicial Branch Support Enforcement Services as a Support Enforcement Officer, where child support orders are monitored and enforced. To change the negative stigma associated with my agency, I’ve spearheaded my office’s Back to School campaign (Conte West Hills) as well as our Xmas charitable drive (YNHH toy closet) working within the community our office is located to further develop stronger community relations to change the negative perception of our job and agency. I am involved with many community organizations such as New Haven Male Involvement and more recently, CT Violence Intervention Program, as a board member.
A member of Eureka Chapter #2, Order of Eastern Star, PHA,Inc. A Masonic civic organization. I am the former president of this organization with over 150 members where I was responsible for planning programs and community events to keep members actively involved. Currently, I hold a state appointed position within the (State) Grand Chapter where I am in charge of 4 assistants situated throughout the state. It is my overall duty to disseminate to the assistants proper protocol and procedures that each chapter in their district should be following. I organize and execute statewide trainings so all chapters are working on one accord. I advise and answer procedural theories. I monitor my assistants and meet with them to address concerns and formulate new training or refresher sessions statewide based on the needs of each 11 chapters.