Colombian American Latina Role Model Gives Back Nursing and Mentorship

Meet Jacqueline Lopez-Devine, Hispanic Woman of Distinction,  Chief Clinical/Nursing Officer Trustbridge

“Our Life. Our Community. Our Passion.” These words represent our roles and focus on family, spirituality, fun, tradition, and relationships. They embody the lessons learned about honor and respect by generations before us.

As the Chief Clinical Officer of Trustbridge that serves an average of 1,800 patients per day, across two counties, in private homes and facilities, Jacqueline recognized  early on that COVID-19 required activation of an Incident Command Team to address this pandemic.

As one of the first nurses to care for COVID patients in a home setting, she demonstrated to the clinical team that she would not ask them to do anything that she would not do first. Jacqueline’s leadership and innovative programs led to safe patient visitation practices, while continuing to provide compassionate care to patients and families as well.

Jacqueline also mentors nurses and students, and she encourages them to continue career advancements, by teaching them about leadership and organization projects.  Building relationships, to Jacqueline, is the key to identifying and implementing best practices.

How Jacqueline finds time to perform community service with the scarce free time she has, is remarkable.  She is a Board member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as The March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, ASPIRA, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Church, and Vantage Point Dance Studio, just to name a few!  She is also a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association.

Jacqueline says that her Colombian parents were the greatest role models in her life, as they came to the United States in 1963 to seek better medical care for her mother’s chronic heart condition. Her mother demonstrated to Jacqueline the courage, passion for people, and fearless attitude one must possess to approach life with a positive mental attitude.

Born in Miami, Jacqueline earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing and Health Policy in Baltimore, Maryland, and her Bachelor’s in Nursing at Barry University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Jacqueline has been married for 28 years to Gregory; they have two adult children, Joseph and Diana, attending college to become nurses.  Jacqueline and her husband Gregory live in Wellington, Florida.  She enjoys walking, reading, boating and spending time with family.

We are proud to announce the 2021 Hispanic Women of Distinction and the Latina Pioneer of the Year. 2021 Honorees: MELIDA AKITI, VP Ambulatory & Community Service, Memorial Healthcare Systems (Broward) YINETH SANCHEZ ASLAN – GEICO Staff Counsel, Law offices of George L. Cimballa, III (Broward) MARIA S. ANTUNA – CEO Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County – (Palm Beach) ERBI BLANCO-TRUE – Community Development Manager, IBERIABANK, First Horizon Bank (Miami) THAYRA “Tye” HAUSHEER – Volunteer Community Leader AARP Florida (Miami) HEIDI ALZATE KAUFMAN – Founder/President Heidi Alzate Consuting (Broward) JACQUELINE LOPEZ-DEVINE – Chief Clinical Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Trustbridge ( Palm Beach) JESSICA MARRA – Attorney, Law Firm of Kelley Kronenberg – (Broward) JAENE MIRANDA – Pres/CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach) LUBBY NAVARRO – School Board Member Miami-Dade County/Director of Government Affairs Memorial Healthcare Systems (Miami) KIMBERLY VALENTIN – Hospice Liasion Amedisys Hospice (Broward) CAROLINA VEIRA – Dir. Community & Corporate Partnerships IMC Health (Miami) Juliette Ashley Valle, 2021 Hispanic Woman of Distinction Up & Comer Award JOIN US on September 10th to honor these fantastic women! Tickets $95 per person, table sponsorship $1500. For more information, sponsorship opportunities and updates visit www.hispanicwomenofdistinction.com or on Facebook.

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