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

Board of Directors

Charles Symington, Chairman
Tiffany Barfield, Vice Chairwoman
Heather Lavallee, Secretary
Carlo P. Frappolli, Treasurer
Elizabeth F. Goodwin, Founder

Chris Brooks
Megan Burke
John Cronin
Sean Duffy
Janet Slaughter Eissenstat
Steve Freeman
Sean Fromm
Anthony (Tony) J. Gostkowski
Brandon Gruber
Annette Halprin
Mark Johnson
Debbie Morris
Lisa Pelham
Thomas Santos
Bob Siegel
CAPT Robert P. Taishoff USN (ret)
C. Mitch Taylor
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 Chandan (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)

Dr. Heather Anderson (Ohio State University)