Lee Jenkins Moss is in her 15th year as the Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of Mississippi where she directs all programs provided by the statewide organization including information and resource facilitation, survivor, family and caregiver support groups, recreational activities and events, assistance to military members and families, fall prevention classes to senior adults and concussion education for coaches, athletes and parents. The Association has become an integral part of Mississippi’s disability community, collaborating with other organizations to provide more resources, opportunities, events and information for Mississippians with disabilities, especially those with brain and/or spinal cord injuries. In April of 2021, the organization also became the MS Chapter of the United Spinal Association under Lee’s direction to broaden the scope of resources for spinal cord injuries/disorders.
Lee’s TBI and caregiver knowledge has been learned on-the-job and through personal experience. In 2015, Lee’s mother was found on the floor of her home after lying there overnight as a result of a fall. After going to the hospital and ultimately becoming a resident of a nursing home, Mrs. McMullin confessed to having multiple falls over the years, hitting her head and hiding it from the family. Lee was her sole caregiver until 2018 when her mother passed away. Fall prevention became a passion for Lee after that and is a major focus of the BIAMS/USAMS, with falls being the #1 cause of brain injury.
Lee attended Mississippi State University and graduated from Millsaps College with honors. Mrs. Moss was the first woman Rotarian in MS and is a member of the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Lee is a Founding Board Member of the Mississippi Disability Megaconference and was named a “Healthcare Hero” in 2017 by the MS Business Journal. She has three daughters, two grandchildren and is married to Joe Moss. When not working, she can be found biking, reading, working in the yard or lying somewhere on a beach.