Edline Jacquet

Edline Jacquet is an experienced and creative policy expert in public policy and in the governmental and nonprofit sectors. Edline recently served as a Chief of Staff in the New York State where she oversaw and managed the day-to-day operations of two busy district and Albany offices, supervised senior level staff and managed the office’s budget. She both led and supported the office’s legislative and district priorities. 

Prior to her work in the NYS Senate, Edline was the Director of Policy at FPWA, a membership-based organization of nonprofits and faith-based institutions. In her role, she directed the policy work of FPWA and managed a team of policy analysts working on a broad range of issues which including workforce development, senior issues, health policy, income security, aging issues and federal fiscal policy. She has spent my career working on behalf of working on issues of housing, social services and youth issues. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of city, state and federal housing, homelessness issues, democracy reform and voting rights, social welfare policy, and youth homelessness issues. 

Edline previously served as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Supportive Housing Network of New York, a statewide research, policy and advocacy membership organization that represents more than 200 nonprofit agencies that develop and operate supportive housing. She was primarily responsible for the Network’s City lobbying and advocacy efforts and led its youth work. During her tenure at SHNNY Edline led its NYC Advocacy Committee and all of the Network’s monthly member provider groups. 

She also served on the New York City Continuum of Care’s (CoC) Steering Committee, the leadership body which oversees the City’s $100 million dollars in federal in homeless funding. Edline was one of the Co-Chairs of the CoC’s Youth Committee.  Edline holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a Master’sdegree in Public Administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. Edline was a Council of Urban Professional Fellow in 2011 and was a part of the inaugural class of the Kriegel Fellowship for Public Service Leaders.