JahKiya Bell is the senior director of community investment for the Heart of Florida United Way and an adjunct instructor for the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida.
At United Way, JahKiya works to provide leadership and assistance for achieving goals related to HFUW’s community impact initiatives. This includes the planning and development of strategic, operational and tactical accountability, overseeing the development of all grant processes including systems development, training and technical assistance for applicants, and contract management for awarded grants, and overseeing the work of the emergency and homelessness services division. At UCF, JahKiya has provided classroom instruction in the areas of strategic planning, program evaluation, and volunteer management.
JahKiya celebrated 20 years of service with HFUW and 8 years of service with UCF in August 2018.
JahKiya holds a Doctor of Education with concentration in human services administration from Nova Southeastern University and a Master of Nonprofit Management from the University of Central Florida.