The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis appointed Brad Jacklin to its 2018 governing board of directors. Jacklin was selected for the board based on his innovative strategic planning and communications skills.
Jacklin graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business with a bachelor of science degree in business law in 2003. He went on to earn his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2009. Currently, Jacklin is part of the corporate communications team at Eli Lilly and Company. He previously served as press secretary for Mayor Greg Ballard. Before returning to Indianapolis to serve the Mayor’s office, Jacklin carved a professional path advocating for human rights and LGBTQ equality on a national level, including but not limited to serving as executive director of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus in the US House of Representatives.
Guided by the vision to champion the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in Indiana with special focus on the HIV/AIDS community, The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis’ mission is to support health-related projects and organizations that serve the community’s most vulnerable citizens. Formed in 1985 from the sale of Indiana’s first non-profit health maintenance organization, Metro Health HMO, the foundation is home to the Indiana AIDS Fund and Gregory R. Powers Direct Emergency Financial Assistance Fund. True to its mission, The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis took a leadership role in prevention, education, and syringe service programs in 2015 in response to an exponential rise in newly diagnosed HIV cases in rural Indiana counties.