Ms. Jessica Cartagena Assam is the mother of Brandon, HT ‘20 Alumni and sophomore at University of Miami, and Karis, HT Class of 2022. Jessica and the family moved to Melbourne in 2007, and in 2010, Jessica put her event planning and incentive group travel business on hold to dedicate her time to her family, and connect with the community as a volunteer and advocate. Jessica is "All In" when it comes to Holy Trinity and has participated in Holy Trinity's development efforts since 2008, served on the Parent Association board for six years while at the Lower School, and founded the Thespian Boosters in 2018. She is no stranger to Holy Trinity’s An Evening of Elegance, having co-chaired Evening of Elegance: Taste of Lansing in 2010 and Evening of Elegance: Sunsets & Sangrias in 2020.
Jessica is passionate about giving back to her community and is known for her dedicated efforts, selfless nature and attention to detail. As one of Brevard Zoo’s biggest advocates, she is on her third term on the East Coast Zoological Society's board, served as its VP of Development for two terms, and is serving as President-Elect as the organization embarks on a $100 million campaign that will accelerate the positive impact of the mission work through Brevard Zoo and fund a 14-acre, world-class aquarium and conservation campus. Jessica’s experience in development and event planning has played a part in Habitat for Humanity’s Hard Hats and High Heels gala, The Henegar Center’s Women's Guild, Junior Achievement’s Business Hall of Fame, Brevard Zoo’s annual Safari under the Stars, and most recently Florida Tech's Evening of Hope. Jessica is thrilled to be able to co-chair An Evening of Elegance: Symphony and Sinatra with Jason Robbins. “It was a no-brainer after working on the committee with him in 2020; our experience in fundraising, along with our creativity and meticulous nature, will help lead the efforts for a successful FUNdraiser!”
Mr. Jason S. Robbins has been married to his wife Tina for 25 years. Together, they have four children: Zachary 21; Sarah 20; Charlie 15, a 9th Grader at Holy Trinity’s Upper School; and Jeremy 13, a 7th Grader at Holy Trinity’s Upper School. The Robbins family moved to Brevard County in 2002 from Ft. Lauderdale and lived first in Melbourne and now live in Merritt Island. Jason has been practicing Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation law for 23 years and had his own practice for almost 10 years. In 2017, he was appointed by then Governor Rick Scott to a three-member panel on Healthcare Administration for the state’s Workers’ Compensation system and has served on the panel since then. Jason and his wife Tina are also Realtors with RLL Real Estate Group located here in Brevard County.
Jason has been on the Board of Directors of the Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association since 2013, and he and his wife handle the organization and presentation of the association’s national gala fundraising event, which is held here in Brevard County. Over the years, they have grown the event tremendously, and in 2019 the event hosted 400 guests for a formal dinner/auction at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex! Jason served on the auction committee for Evening of Elegance with Jessica in 2020 and he is honored and excited to co-chair this year’s event with her.