Dr. Tonce Jackson

Institute Advisory Committee (past)

Dr. Toncé Jackson is the Health Equity Manager for the PHFE WIC Program in Los Angeles, CA. She has 13 years of progressive experience at the WIC Program. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Lactation Educator and Health Equity Manager, she is passionate about innovative, community and place-based solutions to eradicate disparities and improve health outcomes for women, infants, children, and families. In 2015, she co-created CinnaMoms, a modern breastfeeding and parenthood support brand and intervention for African American/Black families at the PHFE WIC program. CinnaMoms provides a space for families to reimagine motherhood and to reclaim breastfeeding. Toncé is also the Chair of the National WIC Association’s Maternal Mortality Task Force and member of Los Angeles County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality steering committee. She is interested in maternal mortality/morbidity prevention and reduction, especially among Black women. Toncé is a recent graduate from her alma mater, Cal State University, Los Angeles, Doctorate in Educational Leadership program. She also holds a Master’s degree in public health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She plans to use her advanced degree to further research for equitable maternal and infant health and breastfeeding solutions.