Jane and her husband, Luther, have three children. She is a native Charlottean and a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She worked in Washington, London, and Atlanta before returning to Charlotte to start a family. Before children, Jane was a property and casualty insurance producer.
Her daughter, Jane, has limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2i/R9(LGMD), and the family is deeply committed and involved in finding a cure for this disease. In 2004, the family helped establish the McColl Lockwood Lab for Muscular Dystrophy Research at Carolinas Medical Center (now Atrium Health). They host a biannual conference in Charlotte, bringing together the best and brightest scientists from North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia researching limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. Jane is also actively involved with a number of national and international muscular dystrophy collaborations to raise awareness of the disease, offer free genetic testing, create an international registry of patients for clinical trials, provide scholarships to students, as well as promote and encourage scientists to collaborate their findings. The Lab has successfully created a small molecule drug that is in Phase 2 of an FDA clinical trial. In first-quarter 2022 a gene therapy trial will begin using the findings of the McColl Lockwood Lab. Jane will also be a host participant in the Externally Led Patient-Focused Drug Development meeting with the FDA in September 2022. This is an opportunity to explain the daily life struggles of living with a muscle-wasting disease and educate and encourage the FDA to approve drug therapies for LGMD’s.
Jane is committed to improving Charlotte and helping the neediest of Mecklenburg County. She has served on a number of charitable boards. Currently, she sits on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor’s Philanthropic Council as well as the Women’s Leadership Council, Freedom School Partners Advisory Board, and is serving as an elder at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. In her free time, Jane enjoys exercising, reading, hunting, golf, traveling, and watching UNC basketball.