Realizing the need for all expectant moms to better understand their pregnancies and to help them ensure a healthy delivery day, Connie founded Project Alive & Kicking, My Empowered Pregnancy (PAK). Through PAK, Connie hopes to empower all expectant moms through awareness, a proactive attitude and vigilance.
Following the stillbirth of her first granddaughter Roberta Rae on June 28, 2009, Connie became an advocate for stillbirth prevention. This quest allows her to nurture the legacy of her granddaughter and that of every stillborn baby. Connie first joined the Star Legacy Foundation. She served on its Board, chaired its Family Advisory Council and helped create its educational program See Me, Feel Me, focusing on stillbirth awareness and prevention for all pregnant moms. She is a former member of the National Stillbirth Coalition Working Group fighting for stillbirth awareness.
Connie is a registered nurse who trained at the United Liverpool Hospitals College of Nursing, Liverpool, England. After completing her New York State licensing requirements she moved to Georgia and began studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. Fascinated with Energy Medicine and Spirituality, Connie is also a Certified Pranic Healer. Over the years she has also been involved in numerous school and church organizations revolving around her family life.
Connie is married to Mark and has four grown children. In June of 2010, May of 2012, January of 2015 and April of 2017 she became “Grammy” to Jacks, Roberta Rae’s little brother, and Trent Oscar, Maisie June & Cade William, Roberta Rae’s little cousins. A Newfoundland mix, Dash (named after Queen Victoria’s pup) and one jet black rescue cat, Dickie Lewis, are also members of her home in the Atlanta area.