PUBLISHED: 5:51 PM on Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Women of Consequence: Jodi Rumph

Jodi Kim Rumph is a devoted wife and mother to three children. Here's what her husband Brenden wrote in nominating his wife:

"Though a 'housewife,' she manages to take time out from running a family, two therapy schedules for our two oldest children who have different special needs, to support important programs and projects within Alaska, and especially Juneau."

Rumph is a member of the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education and a board member of Catholic Community Services. She also serves various other organizations through legislative and community lobby for such groups as Parents, Inc, REACH, and other non-profit groups. Most recently, Rumph has helped coordinate and walk through the Newborn Hearing bill (HB 109) which will bring the hearing screening of newborn infants throughout the whole State of Alaska. This means extending to the entire state a service Rumph was instrumental in implementing at Bartlett Regional Hospital. equipment for the Hospital.

"Still, despite these things," wrote her husband, "and the time required to accomplish them, she has never lost sigh of those she loves, and has still managed to find time for myself and our three wonderful children who love her."