Accomplished educator and community volunteer Jami Countryman recently joined the Board of Directors of 40-year-old Costa Mesa-based nonprofit Project Independence that serves people with developmental disabilities in Orange County.


Countryman has been an educator for over 27 years and has a Master’s Degree in special education. She is the mother of two boys with developmental disabilities. She has spent years volunteering for both her church in San Clemente. as well as for many causes that serve those living with developmental disabilities.


“I am honored to bring both my personal and professional experience to the Board of Directors to Project Independence to help the organization serve its population as they build their lives of independence and inclusion,” said Countryman.


“We are delighted to add Jami to our Board and know she will be a great asset for us as we pursue our goals in support of people with developmental disabilities,” said Project Independence CEO and President Debra Marsteller.

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