Jacki has been the Project Director for the Title X-funded Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health since its inception in 2006, and has been the Project Director/Principal Investigator for more than a dozen other funded projects since that time. She is a Clinical Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies and a member of the leadership team in the Collaborative to Advance Health Services.
She has provided healthcare services to diverse, under-or uninsured, people for over 40 years and has taught in all types of nursing education programs for over 30 years. She has been certified as a nurse midwife (CNM) and as a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE-A) and currently maintains certification as a women’s health nurse practitioner. She has authored or co-authored over twenty peer-reviewed journal articles about family planning.
Jacki is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health (NSRH). She is the Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) (2016-2018) and is a past member of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association’s (NFPRHA) Board of Directors (2015 – 2021). Jacki is a past President of the Board of Directors (2020-2021) for the National Certification Corporation (NCC).
In 2022, Jacki was awarded the Fran Way Legacy Award for extraordinary vision, passionate advocacy, and outstanding commitment to the WHNP role. Previous awards include being inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2014 and being awarded the ‘Forensic Nurse of the Year’ award by the Greater Kansas City Emergency Nurses Association in 2013.
Jacki lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband Ron.
Founded as the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (NCTCFP) in 2006, we changed our name to the Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health (CTC-SRH) in 2023. We have been funded by the Office of Population Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services since inception and remain the primary source of clinical training for those providing sexual and reproductive health care in federally-funded settings.
Having served the Title X network for nearly two decades, our team of clinical experts recognized that the term “family planning” falls short of describing the client-centered and inclusive sexual and reproductive health services we offer, especially in an increasingly urgent and rapidly shifting healthcare landscape.
The newly-renamed Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health (CTC-SRH) continues to provide evidence-based clinical training and resources to healthcare providers in Title X settings through increased healthcare quality, equity, and access.