Communications & Operations Directorjharalson@policyinstitutela.org
Jasmine J. Haralson is the Communications and Operations Director of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children where she leads LPIC’s internal operations and stakeholder communications in order to promote increased access to high-quality early care and education for Louisiana children birth through four and their families.
Jasmine is an astute leader with a background of 20+ years in external affairs, public relations, public policy, community engagement and diversity. And has demonstrated the ability to build loyalty to ensure integrity, efficiency, and cohesiveness. She has held various roles in the public sector and possesses a proven record as an external-facing representative and liaison to diverse audiences, including the media, business leaders, contractors and legislative bodies, on behalf of organizations and senior leaders.
Throughout her career she has led and served on teams that have crafted various public policies/procedures and campaigns as they pertain to quality of life issues, residential and commercial disposition of properties, boards and commissions’ organizational structures as well as regional plans for disaster recovery efforts in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Jasmine is a proud graduate of the University of New Orleans where she received her Bachelor of General Studies-Public Relations/Public Policy degree. She has served on the boards of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, Legacy Donor Foundation, New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute and co-chaired the Diversity Council for Tales of the Cocktail. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Beignet Fest Foundation. She is a 2011 New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) Graduate and was a 2004 YWCA Role Model.
In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys taking care of her furbaby Mr. Baxter, traveling stateside as well as abroad and being a member of the widely celebrated all-female Mardi Gras krewe and philanthropic organization Krewe of Muses.