Meet the Mid-Atlantic Chapter Staff


Hi! We’re the JDRF Mid-Atlantic. You have probably worked with some of us before, but now that we’re one big team we want to take a moment to tell you a little about ourselves:


Jaclyn Toll Basse- Executive Director

T1D connection: Our JDRF Community

JDRF focus: Overall Chapter Management, Leadership Giving, DC Board Liaison

Fun fact: Enjoying life as a new mom to a 1 year old boy!


Kristen Komlosy– Market Director serving Maryland

T1D Connection: A close cousin who was diagnosed 20 years ago

JDRF Focus: Maryland Market Lead

Fun Fact: I love spending time on the water with family and friends, hiking, working out and cheering on my sons during their soccer and lacrosse games!


Amber Mueller– Market Director serving Virginia

T1D Connection: Best Friend

JDRF Focus: Virginia Market Lead

Fun Fact: I am a twin and have boy/girl 4 year old twins myself!


Carrie Zager- Director of Outreach

T1D connection: All the wonderful friends I’ve made working at JDRF for 16 years!

JDRF focus: Newly Diagnosed, Summit, Outreach Volunteers

Fun fact: I am a native Washingtonian and love rooting for the World Champion Washington Nationals!


Meredith Grosser- Senior Development Manager

T1D connection: Son, Jonah, age 13 diagnosed at age 2.5

JDRF focus: Operations, Volunteers, Interns, Board Development

Fun fact: I have lived in NJ, OH, CO, TN, and DC. I love to travel too.


Stephanie Stuckey- Senior Development Manager

T1D connection: My brother-in-law Rhett has been living with T1D for more than 30 years.

JDRF focus: Gala, Real Estate Games, Corporate Partnerships

Fun fact: I grew up in Alexandria and although I moved away for a few years, my kids now attend the schools I attended growing up (which totally blows my mind).


Jenny Holmgrain– Development Manager

T1D connection: No direct connection, but have made many since I started at JDRF!

JDRF focus: Peer-2-Peer fundraising, National Retail Partnerships

Fun fact: I adopted a puppy two months ago and it’s changed my life!


Emily Landry– Development Coordinator

T1D connection: Uncle Todd (my dad’s brother)

JDRF focus: Gala, Real Estate Games, Young Leadership Committee, Social Media/Graphic Design

Fun fact: I am a Certified Wedding Planner and I’m originally from New Hampshire and went to college in North Carolina.


Anna Pishko– Development Coordinator

T1D Connection: All of the T1D warriors I’ve met through JDRF

JDRF Focus: Virginia One Walks Staff lead

Fun Fact: I lived in a haunted house in college. The ghost was pretty nice- for a ghost!


Mindy Sosland- Development Assistant

T1D connection: Oldest son, Zachary, has T1D; he’s 23 and was diagnosed at age 2

JDRF focus: Stewardship and Outreach

Fun fact: I met the boy who would become my husband at sleep away camp in Wisconsin (Ramah) when I was 12 years old and he was 13. We have known each other for 40 years. We have only been married for 27 years.