Lecia A.M. Brown (Founder/Chair)
I am Lecia Brown, the founder and chair of the non-profit organization LAMB Foundation, Incorporated started December 2008. As a born and raised Jamaican native of Moores, Clarendon, I had firsthand knowledge and experience of the struggles and hardships faced within the community, specifically with access to healthcare. The closest hospital, being nearly one hours travel on ill-maintained roadways, was usually ventured on public transportation. Growing up in Moores, I was exposed to a community of individuals whom believed in sacrifice for the greater good. My grandmother would often say, “if you have, then give” and it is this adage that is the backbone of the LAMB organization. I would like to repay all of the sacrifices made on my behalf by paying it forward. The time and money invested in me, allowed me to become the student-athlete graduate of the University of Louisville, where I earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in the biological sciences while playing Division 1 volleyball. Being offered the opportunity to attend University opened up doors that allowed me to explore options for a future, including becoming a professional volleyball player, which I did in Poland, Europe. Currently I have completed my Master’s degree in the Health Science and I earned my PhD in neuroscience so that I may delve into the understanding of the HIV disease and its effects on maternal and child health in third-world countries.