Jeanymaree has been involved in Aboriginal affairs for over thirty years, being the founder of Aboriginal Student Support Parent Awareness in Strahan and a member of several organisations. She was a Tasmanian Regional Aboriginal Councillor (TRAC) with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) and Chairperson of the TRAC Women's Committee as well as the Tasmanian Indigenous representative to the Office of the Status of Women in her term with ATSIC. Jeanymaree was awarded the NAIDOC Aboriginal Artist of the Year in 1994.
Until recently, Jeanymaree was the Indigenous member for the St Helens District High School Association and is currently involved with the incorporation of Noiheener Aboriginal community group. In January 2019, Jeanymaree addressed and supported the motion for the Aboriginal flag to be flown daily outside the Break O'Day Council Chambers and the motion was passed.
Jeanymaree’s parents are both Aboriginal, her mother is Tasmanian and father from the mainland, and is very proud of her heritage.
Jeanymaree's appointment as a Council member was due to end on 7 May 2023 but has been extended until 6 November 2023.