Born and raised in Dallas, Delia Jasso, Senior Director, Community Relations, is a familiar face to many for her work as a Dallas City Councilmember, youth activist, wife and loving mother of two. She says her heart and personal conviction to fight for the issues that are important to our community are what drew her to Children’s.
Delia has a diverse background in corporate training, retail, education, public policy and she even founded a language school in Dallas, but the common thread that ties all of her experiences together is her passion to improve the quality of life for families and children.
“It’s always been in my DNA to help others,” said Delia. “And, at Children’s I am able to be the voice in the community for the youngest children and help orchestra change. I never grow tired of hearing about families’ experience at Children’s. It’s not only a great reminder of why I am here, but motivation to help make more of those great stories.”
Since joining Children’s a little more than a year ago, she has already captured the attention of several key influencers and companies such as the former First Lady of the U.S. Laura Bush, PepsiCo and many more opening their eyes to the need and opportunity to help improve pediatric health care.
“Working at Children’s is the most rewarding job,” Delia says.
In her role, she is responsible for creating awareness, educating and helping to increase the city and communities involvement in improving pediatric health care in North Texas. As a testament to her great work, Delia received the 2014 Distinguished Hispanic Alumna Award by The Hispanic Alumni Board for her outstanding work in North Texas. This summer, she was the honorary chair at the ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event, which engages families in conversations about healthy and active lifestyle products and services such as free health screenings. Additionally, she has played an active role in several local and national Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.
Her advice for young aspiring women is to remember that, “Education is key. It’s competitive and you have to come to the table with something, education or experience. Making a difference isn’t easy and you have to put the work in. I pour my whole self into what I do, I am 100% committed and dedicated to serving others and believe that’s what it takes to be successful.”
Delia’s biggest supporter and inspiration is her father. He taught her the value of education, family and hard work. “He never complained and believed that you have to take action to get things done.” She has lived by his motto throughout her life and hopes she will instill that same message in her own kids.