Kennon Jackson, Jr. has over 20 years of experience working in outcome-focused program management – specifically in areas of child- and family-health services. Kennon has had both personal and professional opportunities to serve youth with several umbrella-style nonprofits at the state level, such as Sexual Health Initiatives For Teens North Carolina (SHIFT NC), formerly the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina (APPCNC).
These experiences have given him the opportunity to provide training and technical assistance in evaluation capacity building, strategic planning, and program management for many non-profit agencies and other professionals during his career. Kennon also has substantial work experience with federal entities as well, as he serves as a Project Coordinator and an Evaluation Officer for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], and the United States Department of State, respectively.
Kennon had the pleasure to work with some of the country’s leading experts in adolescent health while employed at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health – Center for Adolescent Health. Kennon earned his B.S. in Biology from Davidson College and an M.A. in Public Policy from the Duke University Graduate School.
While embracing all of these opportunities has provided an invaluable background for Kennon’s work in evaluation, technical assistance and training, Kennon also actively participates in his local community. He serves as a volunteer for the community theater, board member of Communities In Schools (CIS) of Cumberland County and is a member of City of Fayetteville/Cumberland County Human Relations Commission. Kennon happily enjoys the leisurely pace of life in North Carolina, especially surf fishing on the beach.