The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor
New York New York 10017

Staff Directory

Contact Information:

National Down Syndrome Society, Headquarters
8 E 41st Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10017

NDSS National Policy Center
2221 South Clark Street
12th Floor
Arlington, VA 22202

Telephone: 800-221-4602
Fax: 212-979-2873

Alphabetical List of Staff:

Madeline Alemar, Senior Director of Special Events

Kjerstin Besser, Information & Referral Specialist

Anita Ford, Manager of National Buddy Walk® Program

Harry Jellinek, Director of Finance

Jawanda Mast, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy

Kandi Pickard, Executive Assistant to the President

Mark Priceman, Senior Vice President of Communications 

Vanessa Quick, Director of Programs & Community Outreach

Julie Ryan-Silva, Advocacy & Public Policy Associate 

Heather Sachs, Vice President of Advocacy & Public Policy

Rebecca Switalski, Director of the National Buddy Walk® 

Sara Hart Weir, President

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors