Jamie O’Conner is the Outreach Coordinator at Family Voices of Minnesota. She is mom to two children, 7-year-old Charlie and 9-year-old Norah. Norah is a bright, bubbly, musical, empathetic kid who was born with a rare genetic condition called Williams Syndrome (WS).
Before joining Family Voices of MN, Jamie was a full-time mom and advocate. She is a Class 34 Partners in Policymaking graduate and has attended PACER workshops including Family Leadership Training. Jamie is a member of her local Special Education Community Advisory Committee (SECAC) and has a passion for advocating for inclusive education practices. For Jamie, the support and guidance from other parents in her journey as the parent of a child with a disability has been not just empowering but also transformative. Norah’s health, development and emotional well-being are immeasurably better because of the support the family has received.
Jamie has nine years of experience as a parent navigating the intersection of pediatric primary and specialty care for her daughter. She holds a vision for richly collaborative care teams that will improve the health and well-being of children with medical complexity and their families.