Jeannie is the mother of 3 children – 2 boys, Driss, 19, Tarik, 17, and her youngest daughter, Amina, is 10 yrs old and has Down syndrome.  Jeannie has been actively involved in the Down syndrome community since Amina was born, serving as a Board Member of the NNEDSC, participating in numerous conferences and workshops, and advocating for the rights and needs of individuals with DS.  She is a Fitness Instructor and involved in Special Olympics, Make-A-Wish, and The Jimmy Fund. Jeannie is also the Chairperson for the NNEDSC’s Education Committee.