R. Jai Gillum is the Director of Income & Health Strategies for the United Way of the Big Bend. She is originally from Montgomery, AL, but has lived in Tallahassee for more than 15 years. She received both her undergraduate degree and Master of Public Health degree from Florida A&M University. In addition to serving on the Southern Shakespeare Company’s Board of Directors, R. Jai is affiliated with the following organizations: Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women & Girls, Leadership Tallahassee Board of Governors, Children’s Campaign Board of Directors, Capital Women’s Network, Club 25, the Tallahassee Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Tallahassee Chapter of The Links, Inc.
R. Jai is married to Tallahassee’s Mayor Andrew Gillum, and they have two children – 1-year-old twins, Jackson Bailey Gillum and Caroline Jai Gillum.