AMBUCS Resource Center Staff

AMBUCS Resource CenterThe AMBUCS Resource Center provides sales, marketing and other support for chapters. It also acts as AMBUCS national headquarters to the outside world. AMBUCS Resource Center staff is always ready to help you. Feel free to use our easy contact form to reach out.
Fax: 336-852-6830

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5127
High Point, NC 27262

Shipping / Physical Address:
4285 Regency Drive
Greensboro, NC 27410
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Office hours: 8:30am – 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday

Staff Directory


Jessica handles executive level decisions, oversees chapter funding/grants, major donor functions, national and named scholarships, the Veterans Initiative, chapter building  and scorecard questions. Jake oversees Amtryke design and technical support, and the National Amtryke Wish List. Finally, Tony is our main man in the warehouse.

Chief Executive Officer • Jessica Wall(800) 838-1845 x113

Jessica is a self-proclaimed “cool, nonprofit nerd” and began her AMBUCS journey in February 2014. She obtained her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications/English from Averett University and a M.S. in Mass Communications from South Dakota State University. She worked in higher education before coming to AMBUCS. Jessica and her partner Steven welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Gracie, into the world in January 2022. She also has a corgi named Madoc and a Tabby cat named Tookie. While she has an impressive Steven King collection, “The Power of One” by Bryce Courtenay is her favorite book. A unique fact about Jessica is that she celebrates International Women’s Day annually by collecting, purchasing and donating sanitary products for those in need. “At AMBUCS, I’ve been fortunate to grow, not only as a professional but also as a human. Our volunteers are extraordinary. Knowing them is the opportunity to see the best parts of humanity in action,” she said.

Director of Amtryke Design and Logistics • Jake Schumacher(800) 838-1845 x117

Jake is originally from North Carolina, was raised in South Carolina, and recently moved back to NC to join the AMBUCS team. He graduated in 2015 from Erskine College with a degree in Physics. His background includes lean manufacturing/continuous improvement, Solidworks design, and metal fabrication. He started working with the AMBUCS team in November of 2018 and officially joined the staff in 2021. Jake says, “I have really enjoyed the family atmosphere that surrounds the AMBUCS organization. My favorite part of working at AMBUCS is having the opportunity to make such an impact on others in a positive and uplifting way.” When he’s not at work, you can typically find him lounging around the house with his dogs and his fiancée Kayla, working on a project in the garage, or out on the golf course. He tries to live his life by two mottos “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and “Impossible isn’t something that can’t be done, it’s just something that hasn’t been done before”.

Administrative Coordinator • Karen Maye(800) 838-1845 x110

A native North Carolinian, Karen holds a B.S in Communicative Sciences & Disorders –a dual program consisting of Speech Pathology and Audiology — from Hampton University. She currently is working on certification in Web Design and Development and enjoys the creative process.  Karen has spent much of her career in health insurance leading various quality teams and projects and loved being able to see her team members develop, seek out, and reach their own career goals. She thinks North Carolina is such a great state to live in as we have beautiful calm beaches to the east and spectacular mountains to the west all within a short driving distance from where we are in the Piedmont region. Ask her where to go on a day trip or vacation, she’s full of suggestions to give!  Karen is excited to engage in a purpose-driven career with her role with AMBUCS.

Warehouse Assistant • Tony Salvato

Before moving to North Carolina, Tony lived in Connecticut with his parents and siblings. After two years of volunteering, Tony officially joined the team in February 2010 to share his mechanically inclined talents and passion for the AMBUCS mission. He takes pride as the Warehouse Assistant in knowing that what he does when he walks into the building every day is not only important, but necessary, and helps Amtryke recipients experience a special milestone in their lives. In his down time, Tony enjoys tinkering, cooking, gardening, Halloween decorating and giving away candy to trick-o-treaters. He also has a furry friend at home named Stitch, Tony’s beloved Yorkshire Terrier who, occasionally, can be seen wearing holiday sweaters (beware: Stitch is friendly to Tony… but quite wary of others).

Marketing and Membership

Janice is our membership guru and oversees our Big Hat Club, friends and member information changes, chapter rosters and gift acknowledgements.

Membership Service Coordinator • Janice Blakenship(800) 838-1845 x118

Janice began working for National AMBUCS in September 2000 and her knowledge of everything AMBUCS is invaluable to her colleagues. Janice’s expertise lies in bookkeeping and accounting and she brings that and so much more to the organization. Janice has three adult children – Charlotte, Melissa and Mike and is an amazing dog mom to her precious ten-year-old pup, Maddy. She describes herself as loving, trusting and shy. Something you likely don’t know about Janice is that she was a clarinet player from third grade until she graduated high school! In her downtime she loves to cross stitch. Janice said the most rewarding part about working at AMBUCS is, “seeing the happiness on a child’s face as when riding their bikes for the first time and seeing the members giving their time and volunteering hours for our mission. They open their hearts to help.”

Director of Marketing and Communication • Adam Rosendale

Adam was born in Athens, Georgia but grew up in North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Adam went on to take a marketing internship with a nonprofit in Nicaragua. Originally scheduled for only 3 months, this new adventure led Adam to spend the next 6 years living and working in Central America and the Caribbean. Now back stateside, Adam is thrilled to be a part of the AMBUCS team. He looks forward to inspiring mobility and independence across the United States and helping grow AMBUCS into a household name. In his spare time, Adam loves to play music, travel, or relax with a cold pint.  

Customer Service

Maria and Kayla are our customer service experts. They handle all customer service needs, including Amtryke/AMBUCS Store orders, invoices, returns and Amtryke/AMBUCS Store accounts payable/receivable.

Customer Service Coordinator • Maria Austin(800) 838-1845 x114

Maria began working for AMBUCS in August of 2018. She attended Guilford Technical Comm College and Everest University Online and has many years of Administrative/Clerical and customer service experience. Her professional skills include patience, communication and attention to detail. For her, the most pleasing part about working for AMBUCS is “enjoying the feeling of making a difference and the impact we have on people.” She was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina and can be described as loyal, empathetic and real. When Maria was young, she wanted to be an author, so it’s fitting that her favorite quote is by Maya Angelou: “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maria is driven by her personal values: love, truth and compassion and her hobbies include cooking, reading, gardening and watching movies.

Customer Service Representative • Kayla Schumacher(800) 838-1845 x116

Kayla was born and raised in Manning, SC, and now calls Winston-Salem, NC home. She graduated from Central Carolina Technical College in 2019 with a degree in Health Science and from Florence-Darlington Technical College in 2021 with a degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. She worked for Mcleod Health Clarendon Hospital in Manning before joining the AMBUCS team officially in 2023. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys crafting and spending time with her husband Jake, and their two dogs Sam and Cooper. “In the short time I have been at AMBUCS, I have felt so welcomed and appreciated, the feeling is truly unmatched. I look forward to building relationships and impacting the lives of those who are a part of our organization!”

Director of Amtryke Training & Research • Marisa Laws  (800) 838-1845

Marisa was born and raised in Lexington, NC. She studied Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology at Catawba College and graduated in 2015. Pursuing her dreams of helping others through movement, she moved on to study in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Western Carolina University where she graduated in 2019. She has practiced exclusively in pediatrics and has a strong desire for pro bono care and community service which brought her to AMBUCS, Inc. Marisa enjoys problem-solving and creativity. When she is not at work, she enjoys taking walks with her pup, Piper, being in the water at the lake or beach, and riding horses. She is also known to venture onto the volleyball court every now and again. Marisa is eager to dive into the world of AMBUCS, Inc and provide the unique lens of a clinician.  

Charitable Programs

Jessica Wall and Janice Blakenship manage all AMBUCS charitable programs, including the National Amtryke Wish List, the AMBUCS Scholarships for Therapists Program and evaluation sites.