Project Director

Jamie Tucker serves as Director of Project START. She’s been with MDRS for 15 years working in different capacities and enjoys educating others on the world of disabilities.  In her former role as a Rehabilitation Technologist she went out into the field to visit clients in order to assess their needs for home modifications, vehicle modifications, activities of daily living, computer needs, seating and mobility and environmental control units.


Administrative Assistant

Nekeba Simmons-Johnson came to Project START through a temp agency.  She soon discovered a passion for helping people and was hired as the Administrative Assistant full time in June 2013.  She is usually the first person you communicate with when contacting Project START. She has a gift of compassion when working with consumers and is always eager to assist.

Rehab Specialist

William H. Smith has over 23 years’ experience in the healthcare industry and has a wealth of knowledge in the repair and refurbishment of durable medical equipment.  William oversees our recycling program.  He ensures the devices are refurbished, cleaned, sanitized and meet industry standards before they are passed on the consumers.  His years of experience allow him the ability to match the needs of the consumer with the proper equipment.