Jacque Smallwood is an Executive Board Member at Solomon’s Temple Foundation, Inc. and is one of the founding board members of the agency. Jacque, alongside her son, who is the founder of the agency, started this gracious endeavor to provide a safe-haven to homeless women and their children, who are affectionately referred to as “the least of these” in Metro-Atlanta. Prior to her appointment as Executive Board Member, Jacque retired from the State of Georgia, where she worked as a Psychiatric Case Manager for 27 years. Jackie graduated from Grady Memorial Hospital, School of Nursing, in 1967, and has over 40 years of experience in various aspects of nursing. In the late 80’s, Jacque founded her own nursing services where she provided medical professional staffing and supplemental health care to various hospitals, nursing homes and private homes. In 1995, Jackie owned and operated “A Cut Above” catering and event planning service here in Atlanta for 14 years.
Jacque is an active and devoted member of Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church and has been for the past 45 years. Dedicated to the service of others, she has served on various ministries and boards to include, Aid Atlanta Street Ministry, Helping Hands, Hospitality and Deaconess Board. She also served as Sabbath leader and teacher, and taught Bible study to new members. Her most recent accomplishments is being awarded the Black History Achievement Award for her significant contributions to her church and joining the board of Restoration Atlanta (RATL).
Jacque is the Matriarch of her family and the proud Mother of 3 successful children, Grandmother to five and Great-grandmother to one. Jackie is very well traveled and has vacationed 5 of 7 continents with plans to visit Australia soon. She reports Israel as her most favorite and most memorable place to visit.
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