MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., May 24, 2023 – JPMA Cares, a charitable organization founded by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and supported by the broader baby and children’s products industry, is pleased to announce its newly elected Board of Directors. The JPMA Cares Board of Directors provides strategic guidance to the foundation, which contributes to the long-term success of babies and young children by reducing barriers to healthy development, ensuring fundamental needs are met, and promoting a safe and nurturing environment for them to learn and grow.
The newly elected officers are as follows:
Chairman: Rick Schaub, Executive Vice President, Sales, Dorel Juvenile Group
Vice Chairman: Joe Shamie, President, Delta Children’s Products
Treasurer: Jason Somerville, Founder and Managing Partner, Providium Group and Global Wired Advisors
Jennifer Mitchell will transition to the role of Immediate Past Chair.
The newly elected and re-elected directors are as follows:
Mark Fellin, Chief Quality Officer, Melissa & Doug
Chloe Kontos, Global Head of Product Safety and Quality for External Affairs, Amazon
Steve Marton, Co-Founder & Partner, VisioCap, LLC
Kelly Voelker, CEO & Founder, KVA – Communications Made Simple
Luanne Whiting-Lager, Co-Founder, Regal+Lager, Inc.
“JPMA Cares is grateful to have these philanthropic-minded leaders serving on the board,” said Lisa Trofe, executive director of JPMA and JPMA Cares. “Together with our partners, we will work to improve the long-term outcomes of babies and young children. At less than two years old, this foundation is still in its infancy, yet we’ve already had an impact. In 2022, JPMA Cares helped more than 10,000 children through product and monetary donations, as well as volunteer efforts. I look forward to working alongside our board to grow the impact of JPMA Cares in 2023 and beyond.”
To learn more about JPMA Cares, visit jpmacares.org.
About JPMA Cares
JPMA Cares contributes to the long-term success of babies and young children by reducing barriers to healthy development, ensuring fundamental needs are met, and promoting a safe and nurturing environment for them to learn and grow. JPMA Cares is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, founded by JPMA (the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association) and supported by the broader baby and children’s products industry. Learn more at jpmacares.org.
About the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is the voice of the industry on quality and safety for baby and children’s products in North America. We work to advance the interests of manufacturers, parents, children, and the industry at large by advocating for safety through product certification programs and legislative and regulatory involvement. We support our broad and diverse membership through member-only programming and industry promotion, and we act as a comprehensive source for baby product information and education. Established in 1962, this year JPMA marks its 61st year of helping protect future generations by advancing the availability and safety of products used to care for babies and young children.
Jardan Paige Brown
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association – JPMA
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