The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York New York 10012


Board Chair: Charles H. Gerhardt, III

Charles H. "Chip" Gerhardt, III, is President and Founder of Government Strategies Group, LLC and Development Strategies Group, LLC. Chip has an extensive background in the fields of economic development, government affairs and issues advocacy. He has worked in these areas both in the private and public sectors, and on local, state and Federal levels.

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President: Jon Colman

Jon Colman was appointed to the position of President in December 2007. Mr. Colman is the 4th full-time president in NDSS' 31 year history.

Mr. Colman joined NDSS in 2001, working in the area of educational programming. He quickly rose to the Senior VP of Programs and Operations position, then assumed the role of Acting Director in February 2006 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in September of 2006.

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