Dr Jannah Scott was appointed by President Obama in March 2009 and currently serves as the deputy director, Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In that role, Jannah provides access to programs, policies and engagement opportunities for faith-based and community groups on a broad array of homeland security issues. Her primary focus areas are interfaith dialogue and cooperation; disaster preparedness, response and recovery; citizenship and immigration: religious accommodation and the department's faith-based information-sharing initiative.
Prior to her presidential appointment, Jannah served as policy adviser, faith and community initiatives for former Governor--now Homeland Security Secretary--Napolitano.
Jannah received advanced academic degrees from UC Berkeley in Planning, Policy and Regulation. She is an ordained minister, having received license and ordination with the First Institutional Baptist Church of Phoenix, Arizona and JGM-Enternational PrayerLife Institute. She was awarded an honorary doctorate in Theology from the Desert Rose Christian College, an ORU-affiliated theological school.
Jannah's passions are family and developing relationships across the global community.