Jackie Martin

Nonprofit Organization of the year Award

Title: founder & Executive Director
Company: Just Us Girls Mentoring Program

Jackie Martin is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with over 40 years in the medical field, including 18 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Eight of her years as a nurse practitioner were spent in the practice of pediatrics. Jackie graduated from what was then the North Carolina Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and later received her Masters Degree from Georgia State University.

In her pediatrics practice Jackie saw a need for programs for children which would address the obstacles they face and would help them broaden the vision for the possibilities in their lives. Out of this need came the vision for the Just Us Girls Mentoring Program which started as a yearly workshop in 2003 and became an ongoing 501© 3 in 2008 with Jackie as its founder and Executive Director.

Jackie still continues to practice periodically as a Family Nurse Practitioner with the Piedmont Health System.

Jackie is the mother of 3 grown sons and has been married for 40 years.