Board of Directors

The Leading by Legacy Foundation is founded on the belief that children are the leaders of tomorrow. Since the world is full of diverse people with multiple talents, ethnicities, and abilities, it is imperative that our scholar represent of the qualities of a good leader. Our Board of Directors is filled with members who believe in our vision. This board is comprised of members who are invested in the success of children who tend to be disadvantaged. A majority of the members on this board identify with the struggles that our scholarships aims to combat.

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Dr. Ann W. Jackson, PT, DPT, MPH, Legacy Healthcare Solutions

Dr. Ann W. Jackson, PT, DPT, MPH, brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion to her role as Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director of Legacy Healthcare Solutions.  The Georgia native has more than 25 years of experience as a Physical Therapist whose passion lies in integrating clinical practices into the real world. She has also taught at the university level, presented at national conferences and participated in international health missions.  In 2014, Dr. Jackson launched, a web-based comprehensive resource network to address challenges and barriers faced by individuals with physical disabilities and their loved ones.

Dr. Jackson has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University.

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Mr. Brian Harrison

Brian M. Harrison brings to the Board 43 years of retail experience working for Albertsons/Safeway Companies. My background is in implementing deployment strategies of hardware and software into 2,300 retail stores across the United States. My passion for working on the Board of the Leading by Legacy Foundation is driven by my love and support of what my wife of 17 years Denise Bowers believed in. It was Denise’s unwavering drive, impact and love she shared with all the people she worked with and came in contact with. I personally saw the way Denise touched those with physical disabilities and brought smiles to their faces and hers. I cannot think of a better way to continue her legacy by supporting the Leading by Legacy Foundation that has generated a Memorial Scholarship Fund in her name. It is my way.

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Ms. Chelsea Gillen, MS, Illinois Early Intervention Ombudsman

Chelsea has always enjoyed helping people learn and is passionate about helping people reach their potential. She began her work in early intervention in a small, home-based program in rural Southern Illinois. Since then, Chelsea has fulfilled many roles in the early intervention system, including family member, interventionist, administrator, and professional development/technical assistance provider. Chelsea holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Kenyon College and a Master of Science degree in Child Development with an Infancy Specialization from Erikson Institute. She currently serves as the Early Intervention Ombudsman in Illinois and provides technical assistance to system stakeholders to improve results for children and families. Chelsea is excited to be supporting the Leading by Legacy Foundation and those whose lives it touches!