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Ms. Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald

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Director

Phone: (601) ***-****  
Email: o***@***.org
Local Address:  Jackson , Mississippi , United States
Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street Nw
Washington D.C. , District of Columbia 20001
United States

Company Description: The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for 35 years to ensure a level playing field for all...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Regional Administrator
    The Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative for Economic and Social Justice (SRBWI)
  • Southern Regional Director
    Deidre Ali Creative Services

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts , Sociology
    Tougaloo College
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Leadership Bios
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MaryLee Allen | Gijs deLeede | Tai Dixon | Patti Hassler | Mark Publow | Melanie Hartzog | Alex Johnson | Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald | Patrick Bresette | Peggy Flanagan | Renuka Mayadev | The Rev. Janet Wolf
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Oleta Fitzgerald
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Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald Southern Regional Director Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald is Director of the Children's Defense Fund's Southern Regional Office (CDF-SRO), and also serves as the Regional Administrator for the Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative for Economic & Social Justice (SRBWI).
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In 1982 Ms. Fitzgerald became a project director for the Southern Regional Council working with rural electric power customers in 12 southern states to increase minority representation on rural electric cooperative boards. Moving back to her native Mississippi, she served as former Congressman Mike Espy's District Director from the beginning of his first term in 1987 until she joined the Clinton for President Campaign in 1992.
Before joining the Children's Defense Fund, Ms. Fitzgerald was appointed White House Liaison and Executive Assistant to then Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy by President Bill Clinton in January 1993.
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Ms. Fitzgerald serves as a board member for the Mississippi Head Start Association, the Mississippi Children's Museum, the advisory committee for the Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University, and is a member of the State Children's Welfare Coalition and the Global Women's Action Network for Children. She also received honorary membership to Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration from Mississippi State University in 1999. Ms. Fitzgerald holds a B.A. in sociology from Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the proud mother of four children, Rashida, Yusef, Layla and Joi.
"We're proud to be part of ...
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"We're proud to be part of the movement to ensure every student at Marvell-Elaine Elementary School reads proficiently by the end of third grade," said Oleta Fitzgerald, director of the Children's Defense Fund's Southern Region Office.
Oleta Fitzgerald, the ...
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Oleta Fitzgerald, the executive director of the southern regional office of the Children's Defense Fund, said that more funding and Medicaid expansion would greatly improve the lives of black women in the Mississippi Delta.
Oleta Fitzgerald, the executive director of the southern regional office of the Children's Defense Fund, said that more funding and Medicaid expansion would greatly improve the lives of black women in the Mississippi Delta.
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Oleta Fitzgerald, executive director of the southern region of the Children's Defense Fund, said the report confirms that most women and families in the Delta fall into the Medicaid gap-a result of Mississippi not expanding Medicaid-despite children's ability to access health care through CHIP benefits or Medicaid.
"For families and for women who go to emergency rooms and can get access and care, they don't get the pharmaceuticals," Fitzgerald said.
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The initiative is in need of more financial support and investment from local, state and federal levels, Fitzgerald said.
"If we had a miniscule amount of investment from the public sector as does Toyota or Nissan or somebody else that we pay so that they'll come sit next to us, we could make these economies sing in rural areas in Mississippi," Fitzgerald said.
Fitzgerald said it will take sounder local policy to solve economic and infrastructure issues, and she does not expect to get much movement from the Legislature to fund the initiative immediately. However, if the Legislature pushes for tax breaks, the Children's Defense Fund would like them to be earned income-tax credits.
"These people are struggling, and the fact that they are able to get up and put one foot in front of another is a testament to the black community," Fitzgerald said.
About Us | SRBWI
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Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald Southern Regional Director Children’s Defense Fund â€" Southern Regional Office
Contact Us | SRBWI
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Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald Email: ofitzgerald@childrensdefense.org
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