The leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor
New York New York 10017
[email protected] 

Say “Hello” to Our NDSS Team

Contact Information:

Telephone: 800-221-4602
Fax: 212-979-2873
Email: [email protected]


Meet our Staff:


Sara Hart Weir, MS

Josh Hill
Executive Assistant to the President

Kandi Pickard

Kandi Pickard
Chief of Staff

Ashley Helsing

Ashley Helsing
Director of Government Relations

Michelle Ray

Michelle Ray
Director, Inclusive Health and Sports 


Colleen Hatcher
Community Outreach and Engagement Manager


Melissa Robertson 
Office Manager

Nicole patton

Nicole Patton
Grassroots Advocacy Manager

Khadijah Farmer
Community Outreach Associate 

Athlete Ambassador Program Association

Jessica Kuss 

Athlete Ambassador Program Associate

Michelle sagan

Michelle Sagan

Buddy Walk® Program Associate

 Rachel Grimm

Rachel Grimm

Special Events and Conference Coordinator

 Emily Kaczmarczyk

Emily Kaczmarczyk

#DSWORKS® Outreach Coordinator

Caleb Herr

Caleb Herr

Digital Media Technical Specialist 


Jamie Dolan
Information & Referral Assistant


Adrian Forsythe
Advocacy Programs Assistant 

Sara Jo

Sara Jo Soldovieri

NDSS Taishoff Inclusive Education Fellow 

Vince Randazzo

Vince Randazzo

Public Policy Advisor


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

NDSS National Advocacy & Public Policy Center
1100 H St NW

Washington, DC 20005



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