Join us in welcoming the newest member of our team, Alexa Tinsley! Alexa is so excited to take on her new role as Director of Community Engagement at Jett Foundation.
Alexa has always been passionate about non-profit work and the neuromuscular community. She initially got into nonprofit work by starting as a volunteer for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). At the age of 16 (2008), Alexa started her career by working with children and adults with neuromuscular diseases at the MDA summer camp. In 2015, Alexa felt drawn to non-profit work and absolutely fell in love with the strength of the neuromuscular community.
After leaving MDA, Alexa pursued a nursing degree at the University of South Florida. She comes to Jett Foundation from the hospital setting as a pediatric nurse at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa, FL.
Alexa has always been inspired by the resilience of children and hardships, who continue to look at life in a positive way and continue to push towards hope. Alexa has noticed not only the impact she has made, but the impact that the neuromuscular has had on her as well. She mentions that she has learned a lot about herself during her time working at MDA and every year, she learns something new. “I become a better person because of it,” she says.
Alexa mentions that her passion for helping others comes from her mom: “She taught me the importance of taking care of yourself, but also never giving up on those you care about, and things that are important to you. She also taught me the meaning of selflessness and gratitude,” she says.
In Alexa’s spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband, friends, and her two Australian Shepherd’s and two kitties! They love being outdoors, and like to go on walks with their youngest pup. Prior to COVID, along with friends, one of Alexa’s favorite pastimes was rowing on the Hillsborough River about every other weekend. Fun fact: Alexa also collects cups and spoons from different parts of the world and states she travels to!
Alexa is very excited to be working with Jett Foundation, the team, and the Duchenne muscular dystrophy community! We are so happy to have her and can’t wait to see all she accomplishes in her new role.
To connect with Alexa, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.