BOARD OF DIRECTORS
As time passed after the loss of our daughter, we realized how many families have experienced infant loss. There is such a need. We knew we had to do something to help others through this tragedy. After loss, people need encouragement, in whatever way that looks. Weeks, months, or even years later. That’s what we plan to do.
Seeing the amount of supporters for Local Mpact has meant so much to our family. We always say this is a club no one wants to be in, but the friendships we have made have helped us on our own grief journey. We are able to talk about our loss, and say Marleigh’s name without reservation. We love each other’s babies as our very own, and we celebrate the birth with each other in our own heartfelt way.
Us, along with our board members, strive to increase awareness and support for Local Mpact. We are proud to have Marleigh’s memory live on in a way that will help other families going through what we once did. Infant loss is hard. Extremely hard. But your story does not end there. We hope you can find comfort in knowing you are not alone, and we are willing to help - morning, noon, or night.
I'm a Jonesboro native and have been married to my best friend, Garrett, for 5 years now. We love to travel, spoil our two dogs , and spend time outdoors. When our first baby was stillborn in November of 2021, our pastor connected us with Rebecca & Michael before we even left the hospital. Simply knowing that there was someone else who had experienced a similar tragedy that was ready to listen & share their own story when we were ready was such a blessing in those very early days. We are grateful to have been surrounded by support & we are so proud to be a part of Local Mpact in hopes that other families going through the heartbreak of infant loss are able to say the same. We support Local Mpact in memory of Myles Henry.
My name is DariAne Lewis. What a joy it is to see this program FINALLY come to life and to get to be a part of serving our community is just icing on the cake! We are so excited to be a part of this organization and just to simply help breathe hope into these families hearts enduring such loss. My husband Trae and I were blessed to cross paths with Rebecca back in the fall of 2019. We had gone through fertility treatment after fertility treatment for 3 years to get us to our first pregnancy. I was 21 weeks pregnant when my water spontaneously broke with our son Onyx. Let me tell you, I didn’t know how bad I needed a Rebecca until I needed a Rebecca! She just simply understood. She helped us walk the walk of grief through all of its stages. It isn’t until you experience such a situation or know someone who has experienced something similar that you realize how needed these services are right here in our community. We were since then blessed with the sweetest rainbow baby Otto who is now 20 months and just the light of our lives. We as a family cannot wait to watch localMpact grow and serve our community with so much love and support. We support local Mpact in memory of Onyx Ledger Lewis.
My name is Carrie Tate and I’m a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Pictured are my two beautiful daughters, Caiden-age 15, Raney-age 11 and their amazing step-dad, Robert. We’ve been married almost 8 years.
I’ve known Rebecca for many years and I was beyond honored when she asked me to be a part of this wonderful organization!
Thirteen years ago, I lost my daughter Remi after suffering a traumatic birth. Among profound sadness, I felt incredibly lonely and just plain lost. What I wouldn’t have given to have an organization like Local MPact to lean on. Infant loss is not a club everyone gets to be a part of but if you do find yourself a member, it helps to be welcomed by others who understand how you got there.
It’s exciting to watch this organization grow and I can’t wait to see the good it brings to our community. I’m so happy to be a part of it! We support Local Mpact in memory of Remi.
We are John and Sarah Franks! We have been married for almost 8 years. We are both educators in NEA. John loves history and all things related. He teaches at Nettleton High School. Sarah is the school counselor at UHE in the Nettleton district. Any given day you can find us playing with our two dogs, reading a book in our library, playing a board game, or at the pool. We love to laugh and be together with our friends and family as often as possible. We support Local MPact in memory of our daughter, Hattie June Franks.
I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart, Kevin, for 9 years. My greatest joy in life is being a mom to 3 beautiful boys. Eli is 7, Baker is 3 and Asher who was born into heaven. I grew up in Jonesboro and graduated from Jonesboro High School. I love iced coffee from Shadrachs and long walks around Target. I enjoy talking to people and getting to know them better. Through Local Mpact’s ministry, I am able to do that! I can share my story and be a listening ear to other families enduring the tragedy of infant loss. We support Local Mpact in memory of Asher Dylan Bosze.
I am Brianna Frazier. I am from Jonesboro, Ar. I've been married to my wonderful Husband , Shunn Frazier for 7 years and counting! We have just welcomed our Rainbow baby, Brandon on 12-21-22. I am special education teacher. I enjoy spending time with my family plus our new addition, friends and our fur baby(Rocky)! I also sing with the Tennessee Mass Choir. So yes, I am a song bird! We support Local Mpact in memory of our sweet Shunn Dewayne Frazier Jr. Born into heaven 9-22-21. He is forever in our hearts.
I’m a kindergarten teacher and I’ve been married to my amazing husband, Trey, for almost 7 years. We have a 5-year-old son, Knox, and twin girls, Lucy and Poppy who just turned 1. Our kiddos keep us busy! When we can, we like to watch sports, play outside, and have movie nights. We support Local Mpact in memory of our baby girl, Stevie Jane.