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

Jamie Dolan, Information & Referral Assistant

Anita Ford, Manager of National Buddy Walk® Program

Adrian Forsythe, Advocacy Programs Assistant

Camille Franco, #DSWORKS™ Program Manager

Colleen Hatcher, Social Media Manager

Jawanda Mast, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy

Kandi Pickard, Chief of Staff

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