Joining the Little Hercules Foundation Family Assistance Program is a dream come true for Jennifer. When her son, Xavier, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 12 years ago at age 4, she knew that she wanted to be able to take her years of nursing experience and focus on helping other families like her own. Jennifer lives with her husband, Frank, in Ann Arbor Michigan with her 16-year-old son, Xavier, who lives with DMD and her 13-year-old daughter, Erica, who lives with Type 1 Diabetes.
Jennifer has over 20 years of nursing experience, most recently for the past 12 years working in the insurance industry as a Utilization Review Nurse with a focus on appeals and prior authorizations. She has experience with Medicare, self-insured/employer health plans, and commercial plans following the ACA rules. She has also worked in the pediatric clinical setting and operating room. Jennifer brings a passion to help others as evidenced by the accolades she has received from employers stating: “Your compassion for the beneficiary population and passion for your job to do the right thing over the years has never gone unnoticed. We appreciate so much you being there and providing the support and leadership when needed to get the job done for the beneficiaries. You will be missed greatly as well as your bountiful wealth of knowledge”
Jen realizes how hard and time consuming the life of a chronic disease parent can be. Her goal in coming to work with Little Hercules Foundation is to help other parents in any way she can to ease the daily burden and stress when it comes to knowing what is needed to take care of our children (and ourselves) and how to obtain it.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor in the Science of Nursing from the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!) and is licensed in the state of Michigan. **
**Little Hercules Foundation does not give medical advice as part of our Family Assistance Program. Credentials are listed for informational purposes only.