The COVID-19 Regional Response Team (RRT) co-chairs announced that Andrea Jackson-Jennings has been hired as the collaborative’s new managing director. RRT is a collaboration of more than 30 area non-profit, public and philanthropic organizations that joined forces last year to create a centralized response to meet the social needs of people most adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In her new role, Jackson-Jennings will continue to strengthen RRT’s public health and social service infrastructure with a focus on housing security, community centered decision-making and racial equity. Since December 2011, Jackson-Jennings has been Director of the St. Louis County Department of Human Services. In this position, she managed a multimillion-dollar operating budget and eight divisions that provide quality programs and services for St. Louis County residents.