Global Down Syndrome Foundation Board of Directors
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation benefits from a diverse, knowledgeable Board of Directors who are committed to the Foundation’s goal of improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through programming, clinical and translational research and medical care, and ultimately eradicating the medical and cognitive ill affects of Down syndrome by 2017. Meet the people who are not only dedicated to, but also make possible, the work of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is endlessly grateful to the work of our International Spokespeople – renowned celebrities who are committed to using their notoriety to advocate for people with Down Syndrome. Whether these spokespeople are impacted by Down syndrome on a personal, familial or professional level, they all have one thing in common – they support the work of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.
Global Down Syndrome Foundation Ambassadors
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is proud to honor individuals with Down syndrome each year as official Ambassadors for the Foundation. Ambassadors serve as self-advocates and inspirational voices for the ongoing work of the Foundation, attending events, appearing on press materials, and generally serving as living proof that the Foundation is succeeding in its mission to significantly improve the lives of people with Down syndrome.
Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome Scientific Advisory Board
Basic science, including translational science, is a key focus of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome. To this end, the Crnic Institute has a Scientific Advisory Board. The Scientific Advisory Board is responsible to assist in creating and implementing the Crnic Institute’s scientific plan aimed at eradicating the medical and cognitive ill affects associated with Down syndrome.
Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome Key Scientists
The people at the Linda Crnic Institute have the courage to embark down new paths, have new ideas and to measure outcomes. They work to inspire others to join a movement for people with Down syndrome.
Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome Key Staff
The Sie Center is comprised of a multi-disciplinary “Dream Team” of experts with more than 80 years of combined experience in caring for children with Down syndrome and developmental disabilities. The Crnic Institute Director Tom Blumenthal manages the Dream Team, including the Sie Center Director Dr. Francis Hickey, Senior Physical Therapist Patricia C. Winders, and Program Director Dee Daniels.
Adults with Down Syndrome Task Force
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation Adults with Down Syndrome Task Force was established in March 2014. The co-chairs of the Global Task Force are Dr. Dennis McGuire, a Down syndrome behavioral expert and Global Senior Consultant, and Michelle Sie Whitten, President & CEO of Global. The Global Task Force was formed to assist Global and the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation to establish a world-class interdisciplinary medical care center for adults with Down syndrome in Colorado.