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

Jawanda Mast, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy

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

Rebecca Switalski, Director of the National Buddy Walk® 

Sara Hart Weir, President

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