Shay Jacobs is a service-oriented visionary who has been leading community health initiatives in the non-profit sector for more than 15 years.
Shay is passionate about improving the overall health outcomes among minorities by reducing health disparities through culturally responsive education and wellness programs that address the importance of social, physical, and mental health components.
As the founder and Executive Director of Adam's Purpose; Shay is an advocate for equity in mental health access, especially as it pertains to addressing the impacts of grief, loss, /and trauma among minority families with youth. Adam's Purpose focuses on bringing help, hope and healing to those impacted by grief and loss through awareness & education events, healing programs, peer-led support groups, and connections to mental health resources. Cultivated from her lived experience, Shay speaks on Black Maternal Health issues about perinatal loss, health equity and the need for bereavement and mental health support for women and their families.
Shay and her husband, Langston (an educator) are proud parents to three amazing sons, two of whom have attended High Point Academy since preschool. Shay enjoys being part of the High Point community and has felt supported as a parent throughout her kids’ HP educational journey. Shay is excited to give back to the community where she lives, works, and worships as an HPA board member.
Shay has a bachelor's degree in Organizational Management: Project Management with a certificate in Marketing from Colorado Christian University.