Drawing upon more than 30 years of experience, Doris Laverne Jackson-Hardwick worked with the Department of Veteran Affairs for the entirety of her career. At the inception of her career in the government sector in 1983, she excelled as a file clerk until departing from the position in 1998. Following this tenure, she served as a military services coordinator for the Veterans Administration Regional Office until 2012. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Jackson-Hardwick was a military services coordinator for the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense between 2012 and her retirement in 2015.
During her tenure with the Department of Veteran Affairs, Ms. Jackson-Hardwick was responsible for a myriad of tasks, including working with accounts receivable as an educational clerk, a benefits counselor and a veterans’ service representative. Prior to commencing her career, she attended Paul Quinn College in Waco, Texas, and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1981. Throughout her career, she also attended Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, receiving a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership in 2015.
Outside of her primary endeavors, Ms. Jackson-Hardwick has thrived as a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in El Paso, Texas, since 2007, having presently been recognized as the branch’s president. Additionally, she has lent her expertise as a member and youth director of the Vacation Bible School of the Pleasant Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Waco and the Community Baptist Church in El Paso. She also maintains affiliation with the public service sorority Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Living and working by the motto, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” Ms. Jackson-Hardwick also follows the mantra, “If I can help somebody, then my labor would not be in vain.” Looking toward the future, she would like to continue servicing other individuals in her community and further the advancement of society. She attributes much of her success to the influence of her father, who taught her the value of hard work and helping others.