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  Name:   Ms. Jessica Ingram-Bellamy
Month: January 2009
Schools: Cornell University, BA, 1992
Columbia University, MS, 1996
Yale, Certificate of Completion --
The Women's Campaign School Yale, 2006
Organization: Better World Advertising
Title: Founding Co-Director, New York City Office

Jessica Ingram-Bellamy is a passionate social issues advocate and social marketing professional with over 16-years of experience in the areas of: social work and welfare, corporate philanthropy, public policy, social marketing, public relations and external and governmental affairs. Since January 2007, she has served as Co-director of the New York City office of Better World Advertising (BWA), a San Francisco based social marketing and advertising firm offering extensive knowledge and ability in social marketing, health education, issue advertising, market research, program evaluation, public relations, multimedia communications, identity and branding, and campaign conceptualization, planning, and design.

During her career, Ingram-Bellamy has also worked in New York City as: Director of External Affairs--Helene Fuld College of Nursing (at North General Hospital); Senior Marketing/Communications Consultant--Girls Scouts of the USA (national headquarters in New York City); National Director of Communications and Program Administration--Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program in Business; Community Liaison--New York City Mayor's Office (David N. Dinkins); Corporate Grants Officer with MONY—The Mutual of New York Financial Services Group; Grants Writer/Manager--Bailey House, Inc.; and Minority Marketing Coordinator--The Jewish Board of Family Services, while in graduate school.

In addition to these posts, Ingram-Bellamy has also held non-profit management and strategic planning positions in England and Africa. In 1996, as a Winant-Clayton US/UK exchange volunteer with the Globe Centre for HIV/AIDS services and in 1997 as a Global Development Consultant with the Office of the Prime Minister, Mozambique, Africa.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Africana Studies & Research from Cornell University and a Master's degree in Social Administration and Social Planning from Columbia University. She also completed the Women's Campaign School at Yale. Ingram-Bellamy has been a featured speaker with New York Women in Communications, The New School for Social Research, The Columbia University School of Business' Non-profit Venture Forum, The Columbia University School of Social Work, The New York City Department of Health, The New York State Department of Health, Heritage Health & Housing, Inc., and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., serves on the boards of several social and civic organizations in New York City, and is a contributing political writer with The Daily Voice, Black America's Daily News Source. In 2007, she was appointed to the New York City Department of Health's Syphilis Advisory Group (SAG) charged with devising innovative public health education strategies to decrease the incidence of infection among high risk populations. In 2007, she also received an Outstanding Citizen Citation from the New York City Council in recognition of her efforts to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS in the Harlem community via social marketing campaigns. In 2008, she was named one of The Network Journal Magazine's national "40 Under 40" Dynamic Professional Achievers, and was recipient of The World Mission Foundation's Social Justice Award.



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