Jakki Opollo serves as the Senior Director of Professional Practice & Nursing Research at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her clinical expertise is in Cardiovascular Intensive Care and Progressive Care. Opollo holds the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and Master of Public Health Policy and Management from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center. Dr. Opollo is committed to community action geared towards protecting vulnerable populations globally. She possesses a unique worldview and international experience that is highly desirable in today’s increasingly global community.