Community Advisory Board Member | St. Louis, MO
Sherrill Jackson is an African American who has 24 years of experience as a breast cancer survivor. She is a Nurse Practitioner with a Masters in Health Administration and has devoted working in medically underserved and uninsured committees. She was employed at two Federally Qualified Health Centers and established their radiology and mammography departments. Both facilities were located in “hotspots” of the city where African American women were presenting with late stage breast cancer. On-site screening resulted in an increased number of women screened and, over time, a reduction in the mortality rate. Sherrill is also the President and Founder of The Breakfast Club, Inc. (founded in 1997), and primarily serving African American women residing in North St. Louis and the surrounding county. As an advocate for underserved women, Mrs. Jackson has served on many community and national committees and boards speaking out in relation to breast health disparities and barriers to care related not only to access but issues of race and culture. She also has a track record of bringing together academic and community organizations helping to facilitate communication and understanding of the needs of the underserved and uninsured population.