Jamie’s first son was born in 2012 with Tetralogy of Fallot, and underwent open heart surgery at seven weeks of age at Children’s National Medical Center. The surgery was a success, and he is a healthy, active child who is thriving. His brother was born four years later, and thanks to early detection and screening for congenital heart defects during her pregnancy, Jamie and her family had the peace of mind that he would be born heart healthy.
Jamie holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from American University, and has spent her career as a statistician and project manager in both the private and public sectors. Since her son’s surgery in 2012, she has been involved with non-profit organizations that support families of children with congenital heart defects, and looks forward to continuing this rewarding work with The Children’s Heart Foundation.