Jasmine D. Schmidt is the Director of Education at The Simon Foundation for Continence, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1983. The mission of the Foundation is to bring the topic of incontinence out of the closet, remove the stigma surrounding incontinence, and provide help and hope for people with incontinence, their families, and the health professionals who provide their care.
In addition to her work developing educational materials, Ms. Schmidts role at The Simon Foundation for Continence includes extensive travel as one of the key Foundation spokespersons on behalf of the needs of people with incontinence. She co-authored and presented a paper entitled, The Code and Practice of Public Toilets in the United States of America at the 2004 World Toilet Summit in Beijing, China, hosted by the World Toilet Organization. She has also delivered keynote addresses for health professionals and industry, including the 2005 annual meeting of the Canadian Nurse Continence Advisors and the recent pharmaceutical industry launches of an OAB drug. She has also appeared on network television on World News Tonight, hosted by Peter Jennings.
Ms. Schmidt represents The Simon Foundation for Continence on The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearing House Coordinating Panel at the National Institutes of Health; the Continence Promotion Committee of the International Continence Society; the Advocacy Coalition for Improved Bladder Health and Pelvic Support; and was a panelist for the U.S. Stress Urinary Incontinence Awareness Week press conference, at which five-time Olympic Gold Medallist Bonnie Blair was introduced as the campaigns spokesperson.
In addition to her work promoting continence, Ms. Schmidt is also the founder and a member of the governing board of Imagine the Difference, an organization dedicated to providing Americans with the opportunity to make a difference in developing countries around the world and throughout America on service-learning trips.