Professional Staff

Patricia Maxwell

Patricia Maxwell

Patricia Maxwell first met ASAP’s co-founder, Barbara White, in the summer of 1990. At that time Barbara and Don ran ASAP out of their home. Patricia remembers, “During my visits with Barbara, we would talk about the disorder, her history and the organization. I quickly became emotionally involved to those fighting these disorders and in the spring of 1991, I began a relationship with ASAP that has only grown stronger over the years.”

“I have watched the organization mature with dedicated volunteers who have helped ASAP ‘reach the next level’ several times. The knowledge and awareness of syringomyelia and Chiari have made great strides. This would not have been possible without the dedication of its members and Boards. One person can make a difference but through the combined effort of a group, the world can be changed.”

Patricia lives in Longview, Texas. She has three children and twelve grandchildren. She enjoy spending time with her family.

Jamie Mayhan

Jamie Mayhan

Jamie has been an ASAP employee since 1997. She resides in Longview, TX with her husband, Larry, three sons, Andrew, Levi, and Garrett, and daughter, Bryleigh.

“I first got involved with ASAP while I was in high school. I volunteered, helping Patricia with much needed filing, numerous information packages and distributing the newsletter to the rapidly growing membership. After several years of volunteering, I was hired part-time and eventually I was hired on full-time. I am not just an employee of ASAP but am part of the ASAP family. To know that I can give comfort to a mother, wife or grandparent gives me great joy.

Personally knowing ASAPs co-founder Barbara White and knowing her dream for ASAP, I feel privileged to be a part of the work that will one day lead to a cure. Its with that knowledge that I am able to give hope and comfort to newly diagnosed people. Throughout the years I have met wonderful and successful people who have overcome the adversity of the disorders to benefit themselves and their family. Without our dedicated members, ASAP would not be what it is today. Not just an organization but a family.”

Jamie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching professional sporting events, shopping, making craft projects and watching her sons sporting events.