The Distinguished Mother of the Year is a tribute to Mothers. It was first designed and implemented by Mrs. Sanderal Brown during her tenure as Regional Director (1989 – 1991). This award bestows special recognition upon the mother who exemplifies the ideals of Jack and Jill. It recognizes the mother who:
• Goes beyond the call of duty
• Keeps morale high in the Chapter
• Unifies the Chapter
• Enriches the Chapter’s programs
• Promotes the Chapter’s growth
• Supports the Chapter’s mission, vision and goals
Uche Wosu-Isirimah, MD (2019)
Mother Uche has been a member of the Burke Fairfax Chapter of Jack and Jill since 2016. She has played an active role as Chair of our signature Black History Form Program during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 program years and currently serves as Corresponding Secretary and Protocol Chair. She has engaged our children in 5-star programming such as coordinating a trip to Lancaster, PA to learn about the Amish way of life and to see a Sight and Sound original production.
As a mother of two children in the Intermediate Grade Group, she is still able to remain active in her community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Her professional life keeps her busy as a Facility Medical Director for Medstar Health, author of Straight Talk From the Doctor, owner of Brighthope Homecare, a Nothern VA based home care agency, and a physician expert for MedCraze, LLC.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children cheering on the sidelines at soccer games and traveling around the world. Her passion includes all things health and wellness and you can find her speaking on topics of living healthy and aging gracefully in place.
Jessica Bullard, MD (2017 and 2018)
Mother Jessica is dedicated to Women’s Health through her work as a physician and community member. On a weekly basis, she is involved in the education and care of hundreds of patients, providing compassionate and quality health advice and management. Named one of Washington Post’s Rising Star Doctors in 2013 and Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Doctors for the past three consecutive years, Jessica is a recognized leader in the medical community. She serves on department leadership and perinatal interdisciplinary committees of Reston Hospital Center, contributing service to improving outcomes of patients.
A graduate of Florida A&M University with a degree in Music Education, Jessica taught middle school band for 8 years prior to beginning a career in medicine. During her medical training years, she served in the Minnesota and Ohio Army National Guard as a medical officer. She also has a passion for clinical research and has contributed to the Obstetrics and Gynecology body of literature with original research. Her other professional interests are minimally invasive surgery and leadership development.
Jessica joined Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated in 2013 through installation in the Burke-Fairfax chapter. She has served as the Program Director and Scholarship Committee Chair. Her most rewarding aspect of membership in Jack and Jill is to witness the development of her children through programming and community service. She is also a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, where she has served on the Missions Ministry, providing assistance in medical and social outreach to the greater Fairfax county community. She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Jessica currently serves Burke-Fairfax as the Vice President and Membership Chair. Jessica has three children: Gabrielle (C’2014), Gary (C’2019), and Sophia (Intermediate). She is married to Col (Ret) Gary Bullard and they reside in Chantilly, Virginia.