The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

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

Staff Directory

Contact Information:

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

NDSS National Policy Center
1602 L Street NW
Suite 925
Washington, DC 20036

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

Alphabetical List of Staff:

Madeline Alemar, Senior Director of Special Events

Kjerstin Besser, Information & Referral Specialist

Chris Burke, Goodwill Ambassador & Administrative Assistant

Anita Ford, Buddy Walk® Associate

Kristie Hagen, Director of Communications & Outreach

Harry Jellinek, Director of Finance

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

Ginny Sessions-Siller, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy

Rebecca Switalski, Director of the National Buddy Walk® 

Sara Hart Weir, President

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