Delquanda Turner Smith

Community Engagement Advocate – Capacity Building Strategy


Delquanda represents the Foundation in multiple capacities where she holds the vital responsibility for developing and maintaining external community relationships with a focus on individuals, agencies, collectives, planning bodies, municipalities and corporations involved in the broad range of social determinants of health in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Delquanda most recently served as the Community Planning Manager of the Juvenile Welfare Board where she advocated for stronger communities and services for families; built and sustained stakeholder relationships; convened providers and residents to share information, avoid duplication, and leverage resources; and led her team to positive impact and community change initiatives. Prior, she spent several years with JWB funded programs as well as in the corporate industry. She has an extensive background in nonprofit startup and leadership, customer service, training, quality assurance, and organizational development. Delquanda holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, is a Take Stock in Children Mentor, Leadership St. Petersburg Alumni, and lifelong resident of St. Petersburg where she resides with her family.