Alex Jackson is committed to ensuring access to nutritious food because he knows firsthand how important good health is for families and seniors.
With his professional experience in the health care field, Jackson brings a wealth of knowledge about delivering crucial – and often lifesaving – services to the community and he possesses a strong commitment to helping others. His background provides a very meaningful perspective for Second Harvest’s board of directors as they lead the nonprofit in its efforts to move people from hunger to health.
“I look forward to exploring opportunities and connections with health care as I recognize that nutrition impacts individual and community health,” Jackson said.
Jackson, a married father of two, moved to Spokane in 2013. He previously worked for Providence Health and Services in Portland, Ore. for 16 years. During his time in Portland, Jackson served as CEO for St. Vincent Medical Center and oversaw the integration to services among three hospitals and the operations of major clinical programs including surgery, pediatrics, emergency, and heart and vascular services.
Jackson was raised in Montana and earned his Master of Health Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then completed an administrative fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to helping Second Harvest, Jackson has volunteered for community projects, helped in classrooms and coached youth sports.