Georgene is a professional hairdresser in Ashland, Oregon. Her clients can tell you countless stories of how she “shows up”… whether it’s a new ‘do,’ counseling from the salon chair, shopping trips for wigs for cancer patients, hospital visits, weddings, graduations, opening her home to people in transition… Georgene is a solution.
Her dedication to service at home is now expanded to include thousands of people in Jamaica, through the non-profit organization she co-founded, Great Shape! Inc.
Georgene had never traveled much until a childhood friend convinced her to take a trip to Jamaica in 1986. She worried about leaving her two girls, but her friend insisted, “You need to get out and see this world.” Georgene did go to Jamaica, and it changed her life and consequently the lives of thousands of Jamaicans who now know her as just “Mama G.”