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Jackie Wilks-Weathers Jackie Wilks-Weathers
Executive Director of the Center for Financial Independence & Innovation, Inc.

Jackie Wilks-Weathers is the Executive Director of the Center for Financial Independence & Innovation, Inc (CFII), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities and their family members advance their financial independence and security. Jackie’s career has been dedicated to the nonprofit sector, where she has fought against child abuse, food insecurity, and now is working to help individuals with disabilities build assets. In addition to her director-level responsibilities, Jackie presents at local, state and national conferences on alternative financing strategies including loan loss reserve pool models, delinquency prevention and pre- and post-loan education. She also served as an Instructor at Georgia Perimeter College for the Nonprofit Certificate Program in the Continuing & Corporate Education Department. She holds a Master of Public Administration from New Mexico State University with a concentration in public policy, as well as Bachelors degrees in Sociology and Religion from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.