Feeding Matters Volunteer Spotlight is a monthly Q & A series that shares the stories of our growing network of change agents, the driving force behind our vision to create a world where children with pediatric feeding disorder will thrive. This month we bring you Jennifer Wilson.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.
I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Speech Pathology. I specialize in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.
What motivated you to become involved with Feeding Matters?
It is an incredible resource for professionals and families of children with Pediatric Feeding Disorders (PFD). Feeding Matters is a unique organization in that it was started by a parent. Their mission is to educate professionals and families/caregivers. Their support of a team approach is such a great model and really strengthens our ability to work with PFD.
How have you volunteered with Feeding Matters?
I serve as Southern Regional Lead for Community Ambassadors.
What has been your favorite part of volunteering with Feeding Matters?
I love the opportunity to share information about Feeding Matters with the graduate students, area professionals and families.
What sets Feeding Matters apart from other organizations?
Their ability to provide quality professional growth and serve families.