The National Down Syndrome Society is guided by a Board of Directors who represent a broad range of expertise and experience. Our advisory boards comprise internationally recognized professionals who are leaders in their fields.

President & CEO

Sara Hart Weir

Board of Directors

F. Gordon Spoor, CPA, PFS, CGMA, Chairman
Charles Symington, Vice Chairman
Tiffany Barfield, Secretary
Carlo P. Frappolli, Treasurer
CAPT Robert P. Taishoff USN (ret), Past Chairman
Elizabeth F. Goodwin, Founder

Amy G. Allyn
Chris Brooks
Paul Brunswick
Janet Slaughter Eissenstat
Steve Freeman
Sean Fromm
Charles H. Gerhardt, III, JD
Anthony (Tony) J. Gostkowski
Annette Halprin
Rick Kosmalski
Heather Lavallee
Honorable Jim Nussle
Roger Reeves, PhD
Brian Rodgers
Mark Johnson
Laurie Walters
Tim Wilbricht

Erin Thompson
Brandon Gruber

Scientific & Clinical Advisory Board

Sonja A. Rasmussen, MD, MS, Co-Chair
Stephanie L. Sherman, PhD, Co-Chair

George T. Capone, MD
Kenneth P. Cheng, MD
Jessica DeBord, DDS
Terry Hassold, PhD
Priya Kishnani, MD
Julie R. Korenberg, PhD, MD
Ira T. Lott, MD
Philip Mattheis, MD
William C. Mobley, MD, PhD
Paul Moore, MD
William Motley, MD, MS
Lynn Nadel, PhD
Bonnie Patterson, MD
David Patterson, PhD
Roger H. Reeves, PhD
Nancy J. Roizen, MD
Romney L. Snyder-Croft, LCSW, ACSW
Nasreen Talib, MD
Leslie Walker-Hirsch, MEd, FAAIDD
Patricia C. Winders, PT

Honorary Board of Governors

Thomas J. O’Neill, Chair
Emily Perl Kingsley
Arden G. Moulton