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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jamie Holmes, Founder

Jamie founded Jamie’s Dream Team when she was eighteen (18) years old with the assistance of her Mother, Kim Shidel, and her Grandmother, Bonnie Cottone. Jamie has been a member of the Board of Directors of Jamie’s Dream Team since its inception in 2005.  Jamie graduated from McKeesport High School in 2005, and she has studied, among other things, pre-law and business at Community College of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Jamie’s passion, though, is Jamie’s Dream Team.  Jamie decided when she was fifteen (15) years old and in Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for one (1) of her many surgeries, that she wanted to someday start an organization that would help people with serious medical conditions.  Despite the pain and suffering that Jamie has, and continues to endure, her heart has always been with others who are suffering.  As such, Jamie started Jamie’s Dream Team to fulfill her dream of helping others who are suffering.

Bonnie Cottone, President

Bonnie is the President and a co-founder of Jamie’s Dream Team along with her daughter, Kim Shidel, and her granddaughter, Jamie Holmes.  Bonnie has been a member of the Board of Directors of Jamie’s Dream Team since its inception in 2005.  Bonnie has been an investor and real estate agent for thirty (30) years with Century 21 and Classic Homes in White Oak, Pennsylvania, and she also worked as a property manager for Segady Real Estate.  Bonnie was a foster parent through KATY Services for thirteen (13) years during which time she successfully fostered and mentored approximately eighty (80) children.  Bonnie has also coached girls’ softball teams and she has served as a volunteer for various charitable organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania over the years.

Kim Shidel, First Vice-President

Kim is the First Vice-President and co-founder of Jamie’s Dream Team along with her Mother, Bonnie Cottone, and her daughter, Jamie Holmes.  Kim has been a member of the Board of Directors of Jamie’s Dream Team since its inception in 2005.  Kim received a medical assistant certification from the Western School of Health and Business Careers in 1993.  Kim has primarily cared for Jamie on a full time basis since Jamie’s birth which
prevented Kim from maintaining a career outside of the home during Jamie’s childhood.  In addition to working tirelessly for Jamie’s Dream Team, in recent years Kim has been self employed as a pizza shop proprietor, home health aide, and home consultant sales associate.

Tricia Kaylor, Second Vice-President

Tricia is currently the Second Vice-President of Jamie’s Dream Team.  Tricia started as a volunteer with the organization, then became a member of the board and later became the Second Vice-President.  She has been with the organization since 2007.  Tricia is in the medical field and is currently employed by a specialty pharmacy.  Tricia graduated from Point Park University in 2006 with an MBA and graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice from Point Park University.  Tricia also has an Associates degree in Clinical Administration.  Tricia is currently a member of the board for MALTAA and serves as the Treasurer.  Tricia does volunteer work through her current employer.

Linda C. Plum, Treasurer

Linda is presently the Treasurer of Jamie’s Dream Team and has been Treasurer and a member of the Board Of Directors of Jamie’s Dream Team since its inception in 2005.  Linda is an attorney in private practice with the law firm of Plum & Plum in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.  Linda graduated in 1983 from Grove City College with a degree in Business Administration, and in 1986 from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law with a Juris Doctor degree. Linda is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.  From 1995 to 2000 Linda served as a Hearing Committee Member, and then from 2000 to 2002 Linda served as a Hearing Committee Chair, of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.  Linda is a former volunteer with the Allegheny County Child Advocacy Project and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  Linda also is a member of the Twentieth Century Club of McKeesport where she presently serves as Treasurer.

Thomas Exler, Secretary

Thomas was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and became a board member of Jamie’s Dream Team in late 2012 after a year of personally volunteer with Jamie to help fulfill many dreams.   However this was not his first time volunteering to help patients in his life.  Thomas was born with a rare birth defect called bladder exstrophy, which led his mother and surgeon to found the first support group for parents of children with ostomy or intestinal or urinary diversions, where he learned the important points of helping others.  As a 10 year old he was invited to make his first speech at a national conference, and since then has been asked to give many presentations all over North America, Europe and Australia.  In addition to speaking he has spent many summers giving up his own vacation time to volunteer to work with teenage patients at many medical camps.  In addition over the years, he has also either founded or been involved with founding multiple national support networks, and he is the past-president and currently the vice president of the Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community, and well as the founder and chairman of Courage to Shine.  Professionally he currently works for a local hospital in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

George Weir

George ( Tank ) Weir, is a project manager,volunteer and a board member of Jamie’s Dream Team. George has been volunteering his local DJ service to Jamie’s Dream Team for the last 7 years.  George is also a local volunteer fire fighter, as well as director of security and medical ministries at South Hills Assembly of God in Bethel Park.  In addition George is a emergency medical technician (EMT) as well as a full time father of 4.  George and his wife Beckie and kids Zachary, Isaiah,and Samantha live in Bridgeville, and now plans to continue his services with Jamie’s Dream Team  for years to come.  In addition to volunteering for Jamie’s Dream Team, George and Beckie volunteer their time as  teachers and kids councilors at South Hills Assembly, especially during their church’s kids camp.