A long-time housing organizer, Jackie is the former Director of Organizing at Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC), as well as at Housing Conservation Coordinators (HCC). Prior to working at HCC, she founded CASA (Community Action for Safe Apartments) at New Settlement while working as a tenant organizer in the Bronx. Jackie first worked with Takeroot Justice when they represented her in an anti-SLAPP suit filed against her and two organizations to quell organizing efforts in a distressed multi-building portfolio. Jackie also chairs the board of the Metropolitan Council on Housing and graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology from Bard College. Her favorite colors are gold and turquoise.