Shannon Jaccard is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Ballast Health, an organization dedicated to creating stability in turbulence. She the recent past CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego. Shannon serves on several boards including RI International and the Meeting Place Clubhouse in San Diego County.

Shannon has received numerous awards such as; the Rona and Ken Purdy Award to End Discrimination and the Channel 10 News Leadership Award. She was named one of San Diego’s “50 People to Watch” by San Diego Magazine. In 2002, Shannon founded Compeer San Diego, a nonprofit organization to provide friendship and support to individuals with a mental illness and is currently the co-founder of Ballast Health, a tech start up organization to address the needs of people with mental illness and their families. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego and her Masters of Business Administration from California State University, San Marcos. Above all, Shannon is the sister of someone with a mental health challenge. Shannon is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.