BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bobbi Jo Kraemer
Originally from Pennsylvania, I moved to Hampton Roads in October of 2007. My husband and I were married in March of 2009 and in March of 2011, we found out we were having a little girl. Little did we know that she would turn our lives upside down in such an amazing way! She was born with Down syndrome in November 2011. Since I moved to Virginia, I have actively been involved in the community and in my husband’s squadron helping those in need as much as possible and providing support. My family and I have been attending events with the DSAHR since our daughter was born. I was invited to join the Board of Directors with the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads in October 2013. It was such a honor to accept the invitation. I am so excited to be a part of such a dedicated and fun group of individuals and an amazing organization providing support for our children and loved ones with special needs. It has been a passion of mine to become more involved with DSAHR and I see this as an exciting opportunity to do just that. I am very eager to learn and meet a lot of wonderful new friends. I am committed and dedicated to doing my part to act as a resource and an advocate for those caring for children and adults with special needs. I look forward to continuing my journey as the DSAHR President and building long lasting relationships. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of such an amazing group of people!
My name is Tammy Nobles and I lived in the area for over 20 years. I welcomed my first child Christopher in 1997 and then my second child Kayla in 2002. Kayla was diagnosed with ADHD/ODD and high functioning autism. In 2014, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl with down syndrome. I had no idea how our lives would change and how amazing the journey was going to be. I came across the DSAHR Facebook page and found out about World Down Syndrome Day and that the association was holding an event at a Mexican restaurant. That was the start of meeting wonderful and supportive parents in the community that understood what I was going through and provided the support that I needed. I joined the board in October of 2015 because I wanted to provide that same support to new parents that I received. I love being an advocate for both my girls and enjoy being on the board. I am so blessed to have met so many wonderful people in the community through the DSAHR and I hope to continue to build on lasting friendships and to make new ones.
I joined the DSAHR Board in 2014 and am honored to be among such a motivated and committed group of Executives and Directors. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Stan, since 1993 and together we have three amazing children. Our middle child, Jackson, was diagnosed with down syndrome prenatally. He was born in February 2012 – 23 months after his big sister Vivian, and 15 months before his little sister Lexington Marie. Life is busy at the Howard household, but we treasure it all. My husband and I are originally from central New York State, but have lived in Hampton Roads for 20+ years. I worked locally in long term care for seven years as I finished my undergraduate education. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Old Dominion University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the College of William and Mary. I am a licensed CPA and currently work as a Senior Manager for the audit, tax and advisory services firm, KPMG LLP. I am excited to have the opportunity to serve the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads in this way, and am looking forward to becoming a better educator in our community, as well as a better student of, and advocate for the children and adults with special needs that this wonderful organization serves.
My name is Jeanine Scherrer and it is my pleasure to serve as Secretary of the DSAHR. I am happily married to my best friend of 15 years, have two adult children and one teenager. My son, Trevor, is a fun loving, swinging, swimming, dancing 14 year old with a double diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism. I work as an advocate for him during my spare time as well as spending time with my family.
Originally from Southern California, my family and I moved to Hampton Roads in 2013, when my husband was stationed here for the Marine Corps. Our daughter, Caroline, was born in 2011 and after her birth, we were told she had Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). The Down syndrome community here in Hampton Roads has been a great support system and I am excited to pay it forward by volunteering and serving on the Board of Directors. I cannot wait to learn some new things and provide support to others.