(Syracuse, NY) Jamie has spent her entire professional and volunteer career helping others in the Central New York Community. Her compassion for others merged with her lifelong love for animals when she founded the Shamrock Animal Fund along with her husband Matt in January of 2010.
The graduate of Rome Free Academy and Ithaca College instantly recalls childhood stories of past pets and injured wildlife that touched her heart.
A special dog named Shamrock came into her life when she picked him out of a cardboard box, the last puppy in a litter.
Jamie even brought Shamrock the puppy to work at St. Joseph's Hospital where she was a recreational therapist. Part of the extensive program of activities Jamie organized and executed was pet therapy for elderly patients.
She cared for Shamrock from youth to old age. Her dedication to Shamrock through veterinary appointments and the care an older pet requires, laid the foundation for the work she does today with the Shamrock Animal Fund.
Jamie is a hands-on leader who has direct contact with the numerous pet owners who contact the Shamrock Animal Fund looking for advice and financial assistance. Her in depth knowledge of the challenges of pet care is a great resource.
As the president of the Shamrock Animal Fund Jamie is also the primary organizer of Shamrock's Celebration. That's our annual March fundraiser that has raised nearly $200,000 during its first four years. She also is the lead coordinator of the Healthy Pet Clinics which have served 1800 dogs and cats in Syracuse's neediest neighborhoods. At each Healthy Pet Clinic she can be found working the front desk check-in
Jamie and Matt currently enjoy Bentley a bichon/poodle mix who they adopted from the Dewitt Animal Hospital after he was found on the streets of Syracuse.