Leann’s heart for servant leadership started at a young age when she helped to organize blood drives at her local school and traveled abroad serving others in developing countries on short term mission trips. Since then, Leann has developed strong ties to the community that she resides in. She has been a volunteer with organizations such as Metro Atlanta YMCA, United Way, and her local church. She currently works in youth development serving hundreds of youth in Manatee County. She has a passion for youth advocacy, adoption and women empowerment.
A proud League member since 2016, Leann’s leadership was quickly demonstrated as she stepped up to serve as the Chair for the Community Affairs. Since then she has also served as the Arrangements Chair and Community Vice President.
Leann’s heart for community and passion to serve others, both within the League and throughout the community, define her. Her goal is to help women to not just cultivate their leadership skills but to harness their for the betterment of Manatee County through civic leadership.
Heather grew up in Yorktown, Virginia where her father retired to after his service in the United States Air Force. After graduating from high school, where she was involved in select music groups and served as her high school mascot, Heather attended and graduated from Longwood University in central Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Heather and her husband, Anthony have lived in Florida for 5 years and have a son, Lincoln. She has the privilege of being a Stay-at-Home/ Work-from-Home mom. Currently, Heather works as a Quality Control Specialist for a local company that serves as the marketing branch for several labs processing genetic testing samples, helping patients discover problematic medications and/or the potential for hereditary cancers. She is also an active volunteer in her church’s Worship Arts and Youth Ministries.
Heather has been an active member of the Junior League of Manatee County for 4 years. She has a passion and heart for the women and children of Manatee County.
Jamie is a Bradenton native. She graduated from Manatee High School (Go Canes!) in 2007 and then went on to graduate from The University of South Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She is currently a stay at home momma.
Jamie became an active member of JLMC in 2018. Prior to joining league, she served in a leadership position, volunteering in the children’s ministry at her church. She is also an active member of the Crosthwait Memorial Fishing Tournament committee.
Jamie is married to her husband of 6 years, Jared, and the two share a 5 year old son named Carter. They are also expecting a daughter, Belle, early next year. Over the last three years they have served as foster parents to numerous children in the area.
In her free time you can find Jamie hanging out at Disney or Universal, cheering on the Florida Gators, or working out with her husband.
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