Jessie Hecocta most recently held the position of Diabetes Program Coordinator for Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services developing programs and coordinating clinical care specifically targeted at Tribal members diagnosed with type I and II diabetes. She also led classes and organized community events focused on awareness, prevention, and management of diabetes. Hecocta, whose passion is health promotion, has been significantly involved in Healthy Klamath, Klamath Regional Health Equity Coalition Steering Committee, Oregon Health Authority/Public Health Division Cultural Competency Advisory Board, and Living Well with Chronic Disease Committee. Hecocta is also an enrolled member of the Klamath Tribes. She enjoys spending time with her partner Ellsworth and family, reading nonfiction literature, and playing co-ed city league softball.