Recognition Beyond the Crown
Miss America 1963
Jackie Mayer today
 Between speeches, outreach, work as a rehab consultant, and volunteer, Jackie has dedicated her life to helping stroke survivors and their families overcome this devestating illness. Because of these efforts, Jackie has been recognized by many prestigious awards including The Award of Hope and Courage given by the National Stroke Association.

She has filmed many educational videos about stroke awareness including A Different Kind of Beauty for the American Heart Association.

She has served as spokesperson for the American Heart Association and National Stroke Association.

Jackie was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame, dedicated The Jackie Mayer Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center at Providence Hospital in her hometown of Sandusky, Ohio and received the first Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Service from Lourdes College.


  • Award of Hope and Courage, National Stroke Association
  • Meritorius Award from the Ohio Hospital Association
  • The Crystal Angel Award from the Madonna Foundation
  • Inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame (1997)
  • Distinguished Citizen Award, City of Sandusky, Ohio
  • National Council of Communicative Disorders' Individual Achievement Award
  • MVP at Providence Award from Providence Hospital
  • Presidents Award from the Erie County Chamber of Commerce
  • Inaugural Awardee of the Gallery of Achievers, Erie County
  • American Heart Association Recognition Award

Achievements & Recognition

  • Doctor of Public Service, Honoris Causa, Chatfield College
  • Doctor of Public Service, Honoris Causa, Lourdes College
  • Appeared on Good Morning America, Evening Magazine, The Phil Donahue Show, Geraldo, Maury Povich, Lifetime Television, Hour of Power.
  • Featured in People, Family Circle, Guideposts, USA Today, Hoof Beats, Rehabilitation, MORE Magazine, Caregive, Women's World, and StrokeSmart magazines.

To book Jackie for your next event, please call (419) 357-1510 or e-mail Jackie Mayer.