• Jackie Burke
  • Born in the Bronx, Jacquelene has enjoyed the benefits of a variety of diverse residences: Louisiana, Puerto Rico, The Bronx, New Jersey, and Manhattan, for the past few years, Florida. She received a Bachelor in Science Degree in Organizational Management from Nyack College in New York and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. She is currently working as a Career and Transition Services Coordinator at Indian River State College. When Jacquelene arrived in the Treasure Coast, she felt the need for involvement – to show her appreciation for the benefits, opportunities, and experiences she has received. In her quest to give back to the community, she helped organized the PR/Hispanic Empowerment Committee. This two-day event featured workshops in health, civil rights, education, immigration, labor unions, and the media. In addition to her committed efforts, she played a major role in the creation Co-Founder of the Puerto Rican Association for Hispanic Affairs, Inc., a non-profit 501©3, cultural and educational organization. For the 2005 San Juan Festival and Business Expo, she was instrumental in having the City of Port St .Lucie and St. Lucie County recognize June 25th as San Juan Day and also Puerto Rico day – an accomplishment for all Hispanics in the Treasure Coast! She is the Co-Founder of the St. Lucie Film Society and Treasure Coast International Film Festival. In 2007, Jacquelene became the Executive Producer of a documentary based on the life of Zora Neale Hurston - "That's Livin'. She was also the Script Coordinator for the Port Saint Lucie documentary “City of Dreams”. Through all these experiences, she has delighted in seeing the beauty and passion we all have in hoping to make our dreams come true. She looks forward to enriching and being enriched by the wonderfully diverse community here in the Treasure Coast!