Director of Capacity Building, Member Services
Jessica Raymond is a dedicated nonprofit professional with a heart for people and service to others. She is a graduate from the University of Florida with highest honors, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in French and Francophone Studies. Her work within the nonprofit sector began with the Ryan White Program at Heart of Florida United Way; a $4M program serving uninsured and underinsured people living with HIV across 5 counties. Jessica’s impactful work on the HIV epidemic in Central Florida led to her nomination to Chair the 2018 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) where she, in partnership with the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), helped to welcome over 3,200 conference attendees to Orlando. Shortly thereafter, she was selected as a 2018 Orlando Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree. Her most recent position as Senior Director, Grants Compliance featured several capacity building opportunities for United Way staff and funded agencies while ensuring the organization’s multitude of programs were compliant with all federal, state, and local government requirements. Jessica has South American/Caribbean heritage with parents from Suriname and Grenada; soca, calypso, and reggae are among her favorite types of music, and she’s always looking to add to her playlists.