FACT Staff Spotlight: Education Team Preparing to Launch FACT Offerings into Promising Future of Cellular Therapy
Education is one of the main pillars of services provided by FACT, and its importance continues to grow as more advances are made in cellular therapy and more stakeholders join the field. Maintaining a robustly effective and efficient education program is a major focus of FACT initiatives to facilitate access to therapies that improve the quality and length of life for patients. As such, we are proud to introduce the educational staff at FACT, who work closely with the FACT Education Committee and a large cadre of volunteers who share their time and expertise to implement educational offerings.
Jamie Price, MS, BA, Director of Education
Jamie Price is the new Director of Education, joining the organization in October 2023. Jamie has extensive experience managing accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs for Endeavor Health. At FACT, she leads the Education Department and is currently focusing on implementation of a new online learning management system. The system will first include modules for inspector development and training and is one of the projects that Jamie is most excited about.
The rise of the remote working environment has enabled FACT to hire professionals from anywhere, and Jamie still feels the team camaraderie despite not being in a physical office. “I really enjoy working with everyone and everyone’s passion for what they do,” says Jamie. “It shows even when we’re not all in the same place.”
Jamie’s new role as FACT’s Director of Education perfectly fits her passion in learning and education. She is pursuing her Doctor of Education degree. She has three adult children who live across the U.S., who she and her husband love visiting when not riding their four-wheeler with their beloved Boston Terrier puppy.
Please join us in welcoming Jamie to the FACT community!
Breann Weishaar, Administrative Projects Associate
Breann Weishaar is an Administrative Projects Associate responsible for a diverse set of education-related responsibilities including graphic design, marketing, educational event coordination, customer service, online store management, and volunteer outreach. Bre began her career at FACT as a temporary staff member during her last semester of college at Iowa State as an apparel merchandising major. Her valuable contributions and interest in FACT led her to a permanent position that has given her many opportunities to grow her skills and knowledge as a young professional. “I enjoy learning more and more about the field of cellular therapy,” says Bre. “I thought my knowledge of stem cells would always be limited to high school biology.”
Bre enjoys building connections and working with FACT volunteers from around the world. She enjoys the travel and is excited about the upcoming 2024 education season and catching up with volunteers again in person at Tandem. She is also looking forward to the rollout of the learning management system.
Bre has a pet cat named Haze, and the FACT team loves to hear stories and see Haze during internal video meetings!