January 24, 2020
Julia Quinlan, Co-Founder and CEO at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie LaCouture to the Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Board. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is a not-for-profit organization which provides a full continuum of high quality medical, emotional and spiritual services to hospice patients, their family members and the community.
Jamie is the Community Relations and Tradeshow Supervisor at Thorlabs where she oversees charitable giving, volunteerism, domestic tradeshows, and a variety of internal projects. She coordinates participation in events such as local athletic events, trail clean-ups, mentoring local students, and a variety of other fundraisers. Jamie seeks to drive employee engagement by connecting employees with causes they are passionate about and are willing to contribute to. Additionally, she works with her international counterparts to ensure that the company’s products are adequately represented and displayed at all tradeshows within the United States.
Jamie sees to the needs of the community regularly. She deliberately leverages her connections at Thorlabs to help focus on integrating academics, youth development, community engagement, and social services into the Newton area as well as surrounding townships, a vision-driven from Thorlabs’ owner and founder, Alex Cable.
As a lifelong resident of Sussex County, Jamie is honored to serve with many local nonprofits in the community. Her interests include efforts directed at humanity, animal welfare, and education. She sits on the Foundation Board at Sussex County Community College and is also a trustee of the SCARC Foundation and the Center for Prevention and Counseling.
Jamie holds a Master’s Degree in Management, Strategy, and Leadership from Michigan State University as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In her free time, she loves gardening, drawing, painting, hiking, and spending time with her family and pets.