About Jaime Pettit
Jaime Erskine-Pettit grew up in Greece, NY prior to moving to Spencerport in 2010. She is married to United States Army veteran Brian Pettit. They have been married for 18 years. They have four biological children, and they’re foster parents to a set of twins they are in the process of adopting. She received her bachelor’s degree from Daemen College in Buffalo, NY and her master’s degree from the University of Nebraska in Physician Assistant Studies.
Erskine-Pettit serves as a certified Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner for Monroe County and is currently employed at Unity Hospital as a Physician Assistant in the Chemical Dependency and Behavioral Health Unit. These professional destinations have allowed her to exercise her abilities and commitment to community health and improvement in medical areas with distinctive challenges and often traumatic circumstances. She has personal experience in overcoming her own horrific life experiences that she has courageously channeled to further assist others in their efforts to repair and recover from those types of medical and emotional tragedies.
In 2012, Brian and Jaime suffered the tragic loss of their four-year-old son Drake in an accident. From the ashes of this unthinkable tragedy, Jaime and her sister co-founded “Dreams from Drake”, a nonprofit organization in her late son’s name. It is the first non-profit in Monroe County dedicated to helping children and teens process the grief associated with the death of a sibling or parent, and it was the first to host a bereavement camp in the greater Rochester area. It provides the necessary resources to help children and teens processing grief live happy, healthy, and productive lives.
In addition to those professional and community contributions, Jaime coaches her children’s sports teams, volunteers in their classrooms and seeks opportunities to donate her time and effort to others in need. This dedication to community service is a lifelong standing principle in the Erskine-Pettit household and is an example set for their children and others that such service is capable of improving the individual and the community at large. She now seeks the opportunity to apply this ideology for the benefit of Monroe County residents on a larger scale as a Monroe County legislator.