Jackie Carrera

Based in Los Angeles, California, Jackie has extensive project and financial management capabilities and strong organizational and community development skills.

Jackie brings 25+ years of senior level experience in nonprofit management, program development and administration, fundraising, partnership development and relationship management, community and strategic planning processes, grant-making and capital projects, to assist Council Fire’s clients in maximizing social impact. Prior to joining Council Fire, she served as the president and CEO of the Parks & People Foundation in Maryland for over two decades. During her tenure, the organization became a national leader in park and watershed restoration, urban ecosystem research and education, urban greening, and innovative programming for youth and raised over $100 million for programming causes.

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