Jett Foundation Welcomes Melissa Paige to Board of Directors

October 25, 2023

Jett Foundation’s mission is to empower people and families impacted by Duchenne muscular dystrophy through the development of transformative programming, educational opportunities, and ongoing support for every stage of a Duchenne journey. We are excited to welcome Melissa Paige to Jett Foundation’s Board of Directors. Melissa’s personal and professional experience will help strengthen Jett’s impact in the Duchenne community.

“I’m honored to welcome Melissa to our Board of Directors,” says Eric Snyder, Executive Director of Jett Foundation. “As we implement our strategic plan and set new organizational goals, it is especially important that our board membership reflects the community we serve. Melissa’s personal connection to Duchenne and advocacy experience will be an asset to our leadership.”

The oldest of 10 siblings, Melissa’s youngest brother lived with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. She became an advocate for Duchenne at the age of 14 when her family received the diagnosis, and she had to look up what Duchenne muscular dystrophy was. This diagnosis influenced the trajectory of her life and has been the driving force behind her advocacy efforts. 

Melissa serves as the President of the National Association of Medication Access & Patient Advocacy. As a recognized expert in patient access programs and navigation, prolific public speaker and educator, Melissa applies her unique set of medical knowledge, diverse pharmaceutical expertise, and leadership skills to oversee and coordinate process improvement projects that enhance business models and redesign workflows for improved efficiencies. 

“As a Patient Advocate, I am determined to make a difference in the healthcare industry,” says Melissa. “My passion for the well-being of patients fuels my relentless pursuit of breaking down access barriers and advocating for the highest quality of care. My work revolves around making healthcare more accessible and compassionate for all.”

Witnessing the incredible dedication and impact of Jett Foundation in providing support, resources, and hope to the Duchenne community has been a powerful inspiration to Melissa. 

“Every small or large victory Jett Foundation achieves feels like a personal triumph in moving the needle in Duchenne to support the patients and caregivers in the here and now,” says Melissa. “Jett Foundation has a special place in my heart because they are looking at all the support needed for Duchenne.”

As a Board Member, Melissa says her goal is to raise awareness and support individuals impacted by Duchenne. This journey extends beyond just patients and their families; to include boys, men, girls, women, caregivers, mothers, fathers, grandparents, friends, teachers, classmates, and anyone who stands by their side.

“I am committed to supporting Jett Foundation’s mission and position as a steadfast source of hope for families and a trailblazer in the battle against Duchenne.”

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