Getting to Know: Jackie Cardoza, Membership Coordinator

Following is a Q&A to get to know Jackie Cardoza, Membership Coordinator, who began working at the National Health Council (NHC) in August 2022.

Putting Patients First (PPF) Blog: Tell us about your career. What led you to the NHC?

In my 15 years of experience in member services in various industry settings, the past 4 years focused on the moving industry managing Federal compliance programs with heavy membership involvement. I am thrilled to be part of the NHC and was drawn by our mission statement and the opportunity to learn more about the amazing work of the NHC and our members.

PFF Blog: What upcoming projects are you excited about working on?

The energy at the NHC is high. I look forward to the upcoming events, for instance the 2022 Science of Patient Engagement Symposium lead by our Research, Education, and Programs team and the 2022 Washington Representatives Retreat lead by our Policy team in the fall. My team plays a critical supportive role, and I am ecstatic to be a part of it.

PFF Blog: You’re on the NHC Membership team. Tell us what you’re looking forward to bringing to current and new NHC members.

I’m aiming to discover and build strong relationships with all our members. The teams within the NHC are phenomenal, and I look forward to providing support both internally as well as to our valued members. 

PFF Blog: Tell us something about you personally. What do you do outside of work? 

I consider myself an amateur photographer, fond of black and white film photography.  Volunteering is also something I am very passionate about. My most recent memorable experience was volunteering at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, DC, and I look forward to my ongoing participation.