Leadership Team

Jacqueline Machado, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Jacqueline Machado, MD, brings a wealth of expertise and compassion to the role of Medical Director at Families First of Palm Beach County, a distinguished non-profit dedicated to providing vital mental health services for children and adolescents. A proud graduate of the University of Miami for Medical School and Miami Children’s Hospital for Pediatric and Pediatric Critical Care training, Dr. Machado has honed her skills and nurtured her passion for pediatric care over the course of an illustrious career spanning 20 years.

Prior to assuming this pivotal role, Dr. Machado served as a cornerstone of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Broward Health Medical Center Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital. Through their unwavering dedication, Dr. Machado has touched countless lives, offering expert medical care and unwavering support to families during their most challenging times.

Deeply committed to pediatric mental health, Dr. Machado brings both professional expertise and personal connection to their work. Her experiences have instilled a profound understanding of the critical need for accessible and comprehensive mental health services, particularly within underserved communities. Driven by a mission to make a meaningful difference, Dr. Machado is determined to lead Families First of Palm Beach County in its vital mission of providing compassionate care and support to those in need.

With a unique blend of clinical acumen, empathy, and advocacy, Dr. Machado is poised to advance the organization’s impact and drive positive change in the lives of children and families throughout Palm Beach County. Through collaborative partnerships, innovative programs, and a steadfast commitment to excellence, Dr. Machado will continue to champion the cause of pediatric mental health, ensuring that every child receives the care and support they deserve.

In her new role as Medical Director, Dr. Machado looks forward to leveraging their expertise and passion to guide Families First of Palm Beach County towards a brighter, healthier future for all.