Jacqueline SterbachCandace Woods
President and Founder of What is Your Voice, Inc.
Jacqueline started her career as an intern within a very competitive all-male industry. Ultimately, she became the Director of Marketing and Executive Sales for a successful corporation. She acquired several national awards and honors, including a headline article in a national trade industry magazine called, “Day in the Life of a Saleswoman.”
Experiencing domestic violence as a child by an immediate family member, and then again at the hand of her intimate partner, Jacqueline learned she needed to stop the cycle of abuse in her life.
During her recovery, she volunteered as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence as a hospital and court companion, domestic violence hotline volunteer, and trained advocate for a shelter in Maryland for several years. She was approached by a Pastor to launch and co-lead a support group program for domestic violence survivors out of a deep concern for the members.
This model grew over the years, and Jacqueline saw a need for expansion into a holistic platform, where the work could be led by peer advocates focusing on trauma, PTSD, and long-term care. Then launched What is Your Voice, Inc.
Jacqueline relocated to Lewes, Delaware in 2012 to care for her elderly father and quickly realized the lack of services for survivors of violence and human trafficking within Sussex County.
Jacqueline holds a BS in Behavioral Sciences and is pursuing a Master’s in Social Work. She is a domestic violence peer advocate, life coach, and an advanced credentialed advocate for victims of violence. She was nominated and won both local and regional 2021 Jefferson Awards. Jacqueline was selected by the Multiplying Good Regional Committee to represent the area at the National Competition for the 2021 Jefferson Awards.