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

Kandi Pickard

Board of Directors

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
Megan (Perez) Burke
John Cronin
Janet Slaughter Eissenstat
Steve Freeman
Sean Fromm
Anthony (Tony) J. Gostkowski
Brandon Gruber
Annette Halprin
Mark Johnson
Rick Kosmalski
Heather Lavallee
Debbie Morris
Lisa Pelham
Roger Reeves, PhD
Brian Rodgers
Bob Siegel
Laurie Walters

 

Scientific & Clinical Advisory Board

Dr. William Mobley (UC San Diego) – Chair
Ms. Romney Croft (Private Practice Therapist) – Vice Chair

Dr. George Capone (Kennedy Krieger)
Dr. Jamie Edgin (University of Arizona)
Dr. Elizabeth Head (University of Kentucky)
Mr. Hampus Hillerstrom (LuMind RDS)
Dr. Priya Kishnani (Duke)
Dr. Paul Moore (Vanderbilt)
Dr. David Patterson (University of Denver)
Dr. Sonja Rasmussen (University of Florida)
Dr. Roger Reeves (Johns Hopkins)
Dr. Nancy Roizen (Case Western)
Dr. Stephanie Sherman (Emory)
Dr. Nasreen Talib (UM Kansas City)
Dr. Amy Lewanda (Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC)
Dr. Priya Chanden (University of Louisville)
Dr. Laura Hahn (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Dr. Brian Chicoine (Advocate Medical Group, Park Ridge, IL)
Dr. Robert Siegel, volunteer advocate and DSMIG member