Jessica Campbell Takes on Role as Jett Foundation’s Social Worker

July 10, 2024

Jessica Campbell (left) with coworkers Alexa Tinsley and Julie LeClair

We are excited to announce the appointment of Jessica Campbell, MSW, as Jett Foundation’s Social Worker. In this full-time role, Jessica will connect with individuals and families in the Duchenne community on behalf of Jett Foundation, providing them with resources, support, and more throughout their journey. Jessica will also work closely with families to advocate on their behalf and identify individual needs for programs, resources, and assistance opportunities.

Jessica enters this position with nearly two decades of experience and passion in social work. She says, “While previously working with geriatrics, I found a deep-seated desire to make a difference in the lives of others. Our systems can often be difficult to navigate, leaving families with no idea where to turn. I am happy to be able to point families in the right direction through this position at Jett Foundation.”

She has completed a Bachelor of Health and Human Services at Ashford University, followed by a Master of Psychology with a goal to further her education. “Following my son’s diagnosis of Duchenne, I stayed put in the long-term care field for nearly twenty-two years, serving my community through various outreach and volunteer efforts,” says Jessica. “When the pandemic happened, it pushed me forward. That is when I began my journey at Winthrop University and completed my Master’s in Social Work.”

She continues, “Social work has profoundly shaped my personal life by instilling a deep sense of empathy, resilience, and a strong sense of community. It has taught me the importance of active listening, patience, and the power of small acts of kindness. My personal journey has enhanced my professional ability to connect with others on a human level.”

Jessica with her son, Javon

Jessica has felt a strong connection to Jett Foundation ever since her son’s Duchenne diagnosis. She cites Jett’s “unwavering commitment to improving the lives of those affected by Duchenne” and “an emphasis on community building and empowerment” as her favorite aspects of our mission.

“I am looking forward to building meaningful relationships with families and individuals affected by Duchenne, while strengthening those already in place,” says Jessica. “I also look forward to collaborating with our extended communities in providing support, advocacy, and resources tailored to our unique needs. I’m eager to celebrate our victories and make a positive impact as we navigate challenges together.”

To receive support, ask questions, or to simply connect with Jessica, you can email her at [email protected].

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