President & CEO
United Way of West Alabama
Jackie Wuska is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She received her B.A. in Communications and Masters in Public Administration from The University of Alabama. She has more than 20 years in higher education and non-profit fund-raising and management experience. Jackie has worked in development at both UA and UAB and served as the Executive Director and President of The Literacy Council of Central Alabama located in Birmingham.
Jackie joined United Way of West Alabama as CEO and President in March 2012. Under her leadership, UWWA had a record campaign for funds raised in West Alabama in 2012 and exceeded that goal in 2016 by raising more than $3.79 million to address the community’s critical education, income stability and health issues. Jackie serves on the boards of the Alabama Association of Nonprofits, Tuscaloosa Tip-Off Club, Tuscaloosa Rotary Club as well as President of the United Ways of Alabama Board of Directors. She is a member of the Black Belt Commission Education Committee, Governor’s Health Partnership of Alabama Task Force, Christ Episcopal Church and serves as the West Alabama Regional Council Chairman for Leadership Alabama. Jackie was named to the inaugural al.com 2015 list of Women Who Shape Our State.