Director of Community Health & Well-Being
Jackie Dozier supervises the organization’s community health & well-being team and leads the development and execution of work plans based on research, data and best practices. She also ensures that the team’s work is connected and responsive to community priorities.
Dozier has more than 20 years of experience in providing programs for vulnerable populations and in eliminating barriers to positive health and outcomes. Prior to joining Common Ground, Dozier served as supervisor of the Women’s Prevention Program at Trillium Health. In this role, she managed a team of five people and promoted individual and community health by assisting people in adopting healthy behaviors.
At Black Men Latino Men Health Crisis Inc., Dozier collected and analyzed data to identify community needs for programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies and environments. As a community health educator, she provided outreach within the city of Rochester on prevention of HIV/AIDS and served as a liaison to African American and Latino churches and to Common Ground’s African American Health Coalition.
Dozier is involved in numerous professional organizations, including as a member of The Black Agenda Group and the High Blood Pressure Collaborative, convener of Black Girls Matter and A Call to Women of Color (ACTWOC), communications chair of Black Women’s Leadership Forum, and an executive board member of Bring on Your Dreams, Inc., as well as board chair of the Interdenominational Health Ministry Coalition (IHMC).
A recognized community leader, Dozier was awarded the Urban League of Rochester’s Outstanding Community Leader Award, ABC’s Signature Citizen of the Year Award, Baber African American Methodist Episcopal Church’s Raising Awareness Award, Break Thru Magazine’s Empowering Honoree Award and Colgate Cozier Divinity School’s Black Student Caucus Award.
Dozier earned her bachelor’s degree healthcare administration/secretarial science from Bryant & Stratton College. A graduate of United Way’s African American Leadership Development Program, she also earned New York state certificates in health education from the Center for Behavioral Health as well as Food Link L2 food worker certification. Her hobbies include swimming, walking, horseback riding and reading.