MEET THE TEAM
Jamie has spent the last 6 years as a stay-at-home mom to her 2nd daughter, Maddie Jo. In 2022, Jo was diagnosed with Primary Lymphedema. After connecting with families and medical professionals and finding out the lack of knowledge of the disease along with the financial burdens, Jamie decided she needed to be part of the change in hopes to secure Jo's future along with other children in the fight against lymphedema. This is where Jo Rising Foundation was birthed. Anything related to Lymphedema is complicated, but the common thread she has found between families is the cost of compression garments and the struggle of finding shoes for those with Lymphie feet. Jamie is passionate about the mission of this foundation because her daughter, Maddie Jo, and many others like her depend on it.
Board of Directors / Vice President
Board of Directors
Victoria is a graduate from Louisiana Tech University out of Ruston, LA where she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Victoria is dedicated to Jo Rising Foundation, its mission with spreading awareness about Lymphedema, and helping as many children as possible.
Director of Media / Secretary
Kendra is a full-time mother of four children from Emerson, AR. She brings with her over 15 years experience in various office settings. Her skills in office, project, and operations management are a valuable asset to Jo Rising Foundation. Kendra is excited to be working with the foundation to bringing awareness on Lymphedema, and to assist families and children in need.
Director of Fundraising / Events
Jennifer holds a degree in Histology. She has spent the last 20 years serving as a volunteer and District Secretary/Treasurer for Walkerville Volunteer Fire Dept. She also has 30+ years in customer service with office management experience. She is dedicated to the Jo Rising Foundation and its mission.