Director of Outreach & Advocacy, Americans for Cures
Jacqueline Hantgan, Director of Outreach and Advocacy at Americans for Cures, is a patient advocate with decades of experience working in advocacy, fundraising and education. She served as a member of the successful 2004 campaign for California’s Proposition 71 in 2004 which formed the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and provided $3 billion for stem cell and related research to develop therapies and cures for chronic illness and disease. She was also a senior staff member on the YES on 14: Californians for Stem Cell Research, Treatments, and Cures Initiative in 2020, which secured an additional $5.5 billion in funding for CIRM.
Jacqueline graduated from Tulane University with a BA in Anthropology and continued her studies at Teachers College, Columbia University with a Masters in Education and Anthropology. She is currently pursuing a degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law.