Jacquie Easley McGhee
  • Jacquie Easley McGhee
  • Director, Health Equity, Community & Diversity Services, MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Jacqueline Easley McGhee is Director, Health Equity, Community & Diversity Services for MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center. Her areas of responsibility include language access services and health equity initiatives for the organization. Jacquie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and a
certification in Human Resource Law from the Society of Human Resources.

Jacquie was a founding member of the Des Moines Public Library Foundation. She has been Chair of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Diversity Council and Central Iowa Regional Workforce Investment Board. Currently, Jacquie chairs the Directors Council/One Economy health strategic team and is the Iowa Nebraska NAACP Conference of Branches health chair.

Elected in 1990, Jacquie was the first African American female to serve on the Des Moines School Board. She served two terms, held the office of President, and was unanimously appointed by the School Board in 2000 to fill a vacancy. Jacquie was a primary finalist in the 2019 Des Moines City Council at large seat election.

Honors and awards include: Inductee, Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame and Iowa African American Hall of Fame; Des Moines Human Rights Commission Mary Louise Smith Diversity and Inclusion Award;  Metro Women’s Association Woman of the Year, Business Record Woman of Influence, and Dollars and Sense Magazine Outstanding Business and Professional Award.

Jacquie has been recognized with: Iowa Jaycees’ Outstanding Young Iowan, YWCA Woman of Achievement, Outstanding Service to Youth by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Judge Luther Glanton Award for Outstanding Public Service, Outstanding Community Member Junior League of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines University Community Diversity Champion, and US Bank Board of Directors member.

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