Jay was born and raised in upstate New York, attended Amherst College, and went to medical school in Rochester, New York. He completed his surgical training in Orthopaedic surgery in Georgia and is now considered a “Southerner,” having lived in the South since 1985. Jay retired in January 2022 but recently went back to work two days a week “just for fun.”
Jay married his high school sweetheart, Laura, 43 years ago. They have four grown children (including a set of triplets) and nine grandchildren. They are very blessed!!
Being outdoors is Jay’s “hobby” and he enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and nature in general. He has been blessed with the opportunity to serve two very different overseas missions. The Lingap Foundation is a nonprofit that owns and operates an orphanage in the Philippines and he serves on the Board of Directors for that organization. Jay and Laura love to visit the children at the orphanage where they get to play and have fun with the children all day for a week at a time. Again, he is blessed to have that opportunity. Jay also travels to Guatemala at least twice every year with an organization called Medical Outreach of America. He helps to provide orthopaedic care, including surgery, to the poor and impoverished people of Guatemala. Working overseas puts tremendous perspective into Jay’s personal life.
Faith is an integral part of his life. Jay and Laura are long-time parishioners at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta, Georgia. Transfiguration Church is deeply involved in supporting the Lingap Foundation and Jay is Transfiguration’s representative to the Lingap Foundation.