Project START Director’s Message

Jamie TuckerMrs. Jamie Tucker has dedicated her career to serving Mississippians with disabilities. After graduating from Mississippi State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, she went to work at St. Dominic’s Hospital as an Exercise Coordinator in the hospital based corporate and community-based wellness program. She prescribed and monitored exercise routines of cardiac rehabilitation patients as well as those with other health conditions requiring doctor ordered physical health maintenance.

After one and half years at St. Dominic’s Hospital, Jamie began what would become her long career at Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services in 2003. She has served in many different capacities during her tenure. She began in Disability Determination Services as a Disability Examiner I and quickly advanced to Examiner Senior and eventually a supervisor position as Case Consultant. In 2013 she made the transition to the Assistive Technology Division at Mississippi Department of Rehab Services. In her role as a Rehabilitation Technologist, she worked in the field assisting individuals with disabilities to gain independence using assistive technology. Jamie performed evaluations for home, vehicle and office modifications, seating and mobility, computer and software assessments, and equipment and devices for activities of daily living that enable people to live a more independent life in their homes and communities. She has been an active member of the Rehabilitation Association of Mississippi and served on the board from 2016-2018.

In 2018, Jamie became the director of Project START. Working with and providing services for Mississippians with disabilities is a true blessing. Each day Project START strives to ensure every individual has the opportunity to live their life to the fullest through the assistance of assistive technology. She brings a wealth of knowledge on how to best assist Mississippians with disabilities with an opportunity to live, learn, work and play independently in the community.