Jackie’s Retirement Announcement
It is with mixed emotions that we announce the bittersweet news that Jackie Columbia, our Executive Director of WV and PA programs, recently shared her plans to retire after an illustrious 20-year tenure at the Board of Child Care.
Jackie has devoted her 40-year professional career to facilitating change in others, both on individual and organizational levels. Jackie was pivotal in helping to give BCC roots in WV and adapt to the evolving needs of children and families by overseeing the development and offering of international and domestic residential services, innovative educational learning environments, and effective community-based programs.
Four years ago, Jackie stepped into the Executive Director role to respond to an opportunity to grow our BCC family with the addition of the United Methodist Home for Children (UMHC) in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Jackie has worked tirelessly to align the two agencies so we could work together in support of more youth and families in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Certainly, BCC is fortunate to have benefitted from Jackie’s expertise and talents to help us enrich communities, one family at a time. We wish Jackie all the best in this next chapter of a hard-earned and well-deserved retirement!