Jackie Leung has years of experience in policy and decision making. Currently, Jackie is a city councilor in the city of Salem, the state capitol of Oregon. At the county level, Jackie is a member of the Marion County Health Advisory Board and a former director of the Pacific Islander Coalition at Multnomah County Health Department. At the state level, Jackie is a Commissioner with the Oregon Commission of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs and also serves on the Department of Human Services Domestic and Sexual Violence Fund Committee, the Hunger Task Force, and the Maternal Mortality Review Committee. Jackie is also a member of the Mayor's International Council for the City of Salem and a former Commissioner with the Salem Human Rights Commission.
Jackie has an educational background in law and public health. Before moving to Oregon, she lived in Iowa, where she attended the University of Iowa, and graduated with a Masters in Community and Behavioral Health. In Iowa, Jackie worked extensively with the Latinx and migrant farm worker communities, focusing on healthcare access and utilization of health services and was a HIV tester and counselor. Jackie moved to Oregon in 2011 to attend Willamette University College of Law, where she graduated with her law degree in 2016. After graduating from law school, Jackie worked as a Hatfield Fellow through Portland State University at the Department of Transportation.
Jackie has extensive experience working in non-profits. She is the Executive Director and Public Health Advocate of a statewide non-profit that provides services and programming to Micronesian and Pacific Islanders in Oregon and in Southwest Washington. She is the President of the Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health (APIC) and a 2020 Health Rising Fellow with the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum. As a domestic violence survivor, she spends a significant amount of time advocating for survivors of violence.
Jackie is married with four children. She enjoys visiting a local community garden with her family.