Francyne Wase-Jacklick is the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Health Planning, Policy, Preparedness & Epidemiology at the Ministry of Health & Human Services- RMI. Her background spans the fields of public health, communications, program planning, grant management and community based social services, while her specific interest is in advancing an evidence-based approach in the development of public health policy that addresses community-level health and social problems. Drawing on a broad range of experience, including communication and liaison officer for the Zika outbreak in the Marshall Islands and health planning lead for the health ministry in the recent United Nations consultation on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, she has also been in involved with in-country social development projects for women and children, particularly distribution of Smokeless Stoves in the Outer Islands of the Marshall Islands. Prior to returning to her hometown, Majuro, Marshall Islands as the Primary Health Care Administrator, she worked at the Institute for Human Services, a homeless shelter in Honolulu, Hawaii as the Community-Based Case Management Program Coordinator.
Francyne is a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University with a degree in Biology and is a candidate for a Master’s in Business Administration at the University of South Pacific.