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Kate Middlemiss is the loving mother of two beautiful boys, Joseph and Jack and a beautiful daughter Grace.  She co-founded The Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation following her beloved, six-year old son Joseph's sudden passing from cardiomyopathy.  Although his earthly farewell came far too soon, Joseph was wise beyond his years, lived an incredibly FULL life, and opened the hearts of so many, near and far.  Kate has big goals to use the JMBHF to carry on his legacy of love.Just 33 days before Joseph's passing, Kate welcomed her second child, Jack, into the world.  He, too, suffers from cardiomyopathy.  She has made it her mission to provide the best care for Jack and advocate for his needs, while also working to support other heart families and promote cardiomyopathy awareness and research.  Kate is also passionate about early childhood education and has enriched the lives of many children through her role as a kindergarten teacher for the past 13 years.  Caring for, educating and nurturing children's lives are core values for Kate.

Mary Jane Caron is the proud mother of four amazing children.  Her background includes extensive experience in the areas of healthcare management and special education. She is currently the Elementary Special Education Director at Tyngsborough Elementary School.


Mary Jane first met the Middlemiss family when Scott and Joe began their TES adventure together.  Mary Jane and her family have been forever changed for the better through their friendship with Scott, Kate, Joe and Jack.

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Chris Boshar is 28 years old and a graduate of UMass Amherst with a BS in Landscape Architecture.  Prior to a paralyzing diving accident in July of 2011, Chris was an underwriter for Boston Capital.


From the onset of Chris's accident, Joe extended his friendship and support to Chris through specially tailored music videos. He became Chris's inspiration, good friend and philosophical mentor of how to live a life to its fullest potential regardless of its challenges and/or limitations.


Chris and his family have been life long friends with the Middlemiss Family.  He is honored to be part of an organization that continues to fuel his friends legacy.

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Christina Dixon has worked as an Art Teacher at the S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Lowell, MA since 2004.  She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Providence College and her M.Ed from Cambridge College.  She now resides in Lowell, MA with her husband and son.


Christina met Kate (Daigle) Middlemiss shortly before they left for Providence College where they became close friends and roommates.  She has remained good friends with the Daigle/Middlemiss families.


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Scott Middlemiss is the proud father of two sons, Joseph and Jack and a daughter, Grace. Following his son Joseph's untimely passing, he co-founded The Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation in an effort to carry on his beloved boy's legacy of love.  He masterfully balances his role as a daddy with his professional life.  After beginning a career in the business world, Scott followed his desire to enrich children's lives and went back to school to become an elementary educator.  After teaching for eight wonderful years, he expanded his repertoire of skills to include school leadership and administration.  Since 2010, Scott has worked as an assistant, associate principal and is now a  Vice Principal in Westford, MA.  His love of children, passion for expanding young minds and strong leadership skills have helped him to touch many lives throughout his tenure.

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Andrea resides in Groton, MA with her two children, Rachel and Sydney.  She owned her own daycare for 7 1/2 years before going to work for the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District. She currently works at Swallow Union Elementary School as an ABA Therapist.  Andrea was fortunate enough to meet the Middlemiss family in 2007 shortly after Joey was born when her daughter entered Scott Middlemiss's third grade class.  Rachel had him as a teacher for 2 years. Scott, Kate and Joey became part of their family.  She is honored to be part of this amazing foundation and can not wait to carry out her duties as a board member to honor Joey's memory, continue to spread his love and to help spread awareness of childhood heart conditions.

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Christie is the proud mother of two boys and resides in Chelmsford, MA.  She has worked for the Tyngsborough Public Schools as an Elementary School Psychologist an School Counselor for the past 15 years.


She first met the Middlemiss family when Scott Middlemiss joined the staff at the Tyngsborough Elementary School and was blessed to witness a very special friendship develop between her son and Joey during their kindergarten year together.


Honored to be part of this board, Christie is dedicated to spreading Joey's message of love and kindness to others.

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Jennifer is married, a mother of 2 girls and she has been working at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, MA as the Director of Special Programs for the past 10 years.  Jennifer grew up with the Middlemiss family; they have been family friends for years.  


Jen feels very blessed to be a member of the board because more people need to know about Joey and what a special little boy he was.  We also need to educate more people about cardiomyopathy and other heart disease.

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Kelli is married and the proud mother of 3 beautiful children. She is a second grade teacher at Tyngsborough Elementary School where she has taught for the past 14 years.  Kelli has a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work as well as an M.Ed. in Elementary and Special Education. 


 It is through TES that Kelli has come to know the Middlemiss family.  First, as a result of Scott joining TES as Asst. Principal, but also because Kelli's daughter had the pleasure of being friends and classmates with Joseph Middlemiss since they were 3 years old in preschool. 


Kelli is honored to be a part of this amazing foundation. She feels humbled and blessed to join this board and will work diligently to honor Joey's memory and continue to spread his message of love and kindness.



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JMBG Foundation Board of Directors

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