About the Foundation

At the Experience Anatomy Foundation, we seek to balance the duality of loss and life by providing the highest quality of care as we connect health sciences to life-based education.

Why Donate to the Experience Anatomy Foundation

Engaging with the Experience Anatomy Foundation represents the beginning of a significant and personal relationship that involves:

Highest Level of Dignity & Care

We believe in the honor and dignity of each of our donors, and proudly care for each one as though they were a member of our own family. Our donation program is unique because donors remain in our custody throughout the process. This allows us to provide the highest level of donor stewardship and to serve as a greater comfort to their families. 

Clear Communication

We communicate directly with donors and loved ones before the time of death. After a donor’s passing, we can work one-on-one with the family’s preferred funeral home to coordinate donor transportation or we can take care of all arrangements.  Following the completion of education and research, the Foundation will facilitate cremation, return remains, and reconnect with the donor’s loved ones to respectfully share about the impact of their generous donation.

Trusted Partnerships

In partnership with our sister company, Experience Anatomy, the Experience Anatomy Foundation is committed to enhancing the fields of medical research and healthcare education. We thoroughly vet our partners and ensure that every donor is treated with respect throughout the donation and study process.


Whole-body donation programs tend to restrict contributions only to those that meet very specific parameters. At the Experience Anatomy Foundation, we appreciate the educational value of diversity and are committed to accepting donations outside of standard requirements for height, weight and certain medical concerns.

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Who We Are

Our Founder

The Experience Anatomy Foundation was established by Jamie Decker, the founder and CEO of Experience Anatomy, a state-of-the-art anatomy education and training facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Jamie has long been dedicated to the study and teaching of human anatomy. After earning her degree in Funeral Service and Mortuary Science from Piedmont Technical College, Jamie furthered her training in Germany under world-renowned anatomist, Dr. Gunther von Hagens. Following her return stateside, Jamie was Anatomy Lab Supervisor at Eastern Virginia Medical School; taught Anatomy and Medical Terminology at Central Piedmont Community College; and was scientist-in-residence at Discovery Place Science in Charlotte. 

In 2016, Jamie founded Experience Anatomy in order to provide authentic health and life science learning opportunities of the highest caliber for educators, researchers, medical professionals, first responders, and military personnel. Jamie went on to launch the Experience Anatomy Foundation in order to further serve as a community resource, creating an opportunity for donors to maximize their gift while staying close to home. 

Our Program Director

Our donor program is directed by James Reppart.  Jim has spent the past two decades serving families as both a funeral director and as a pastor. His experience allows him to oversee the care of body donors and their families with kindness and efficiency.  Reppart has also trained with NOVA, National Organization for Victim Assistance, delivering critical education and emotional first aid to victims, survivors, and community members in the aftermath of natural disasters and mass-casualty events.

Reppart also holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and trains regularly. He enjoys spending time with his wife and adult children. He has spent most of his professional career serving the Greenville-Spartanburg SC area with Dunbar Funeral home and studied at North Greenville University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

The Experience Anatomy Foundation is grateful to have an experienced and empathetic director that can coordinate the highest level of care serving the Southeastern US and beyond.

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