Kendall Anderson is the Development Coordinator. She is responsible for supporting the development team across a diverse range of projects and initiatives, in areas including market research, database management, report generation, relationship building, and logistics for events, conferences and workshops. Kendall ensures that the development team is fully equipped with the detailed information necessary to strengthen engagement and support for the Down syndrome community.
Anca Elena Call
PR and Communications Consultant
Anca Elena Call is the PR and Communications Consultant at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Anca is responsible for Global’s awareness outreach to the general public.
Director of Events & Development
Martha Cronen is the Director of Events and Development for Global and is responsible for raising crucial funds to support research, medical care, education and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome.
Health & Wellness Programs Senior Coordinator
Chelsea Hedrick is the Health and Wellness Senior Coordinator for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Global’s health and wellness programs, which serve children and adults with Down syndrome, include the Dare to Play Football Camp with Ed McCaffrey, Global’s Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Camp, the Dare to Play Soccer Camp with Regis University and the Colorado Rapids, the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Dance Class with the Colorado Ballet, and the Global Down Syndrome Educational Series.
Jill “Kat” Loewen
Kat is an intern for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. She joined Global in 2011 and is responsible for assisting with programs and office administration.
Max May joins Global to coordinate special events serving people with Down syndrome, including I ♥ You Dance Parties, World Down Syndrome Day Celebration, Global Educational Series, Hollywood Ball, and the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show. Max reports to Martha Cronen, the Senior Project Manager, and assists in vetting and launching new events at Global.
Dennis E. McGuire, LCSW, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant, Adult Initiatives
Dennis McGuire, LCSW, Ph.D. is Global’s Senior Consultant specializing in adult initiatives. In this role he facilitates the best possible programs and services for teens and adults with Down syndrome. This includes the development of a world class multidisciplinary clinic serving this population and co-facilitating the Adult Medical Care Guidelines initiative.
Ellen Rudolph Mednick
Consultant, Down Syndrome World Managing Editor
Ellen is managing editor of Down Syndrome World magazine, published quarterly by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of DSW, planning, assigning and editing content, overseeing production schedules and supervising editorial staff and freelancers.
Senior Director – PR & Marketing
As senior director of public relations and marketing Taylor Shields is responsible for raising the awareness for Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s research, medical care, education, and advocacy through earned, digital, and produced media.
Manager of Marketing & Design
As Manager of Marketing and Design Stefani is responsible for managing Global’s online presence and marketing communications including graphic design, website updates, print collateral, and email marketing.
Ashley Twining Sparhawk
Executive Assistant & Grants Coordinator
Ashley Sparhawk is the Executive Assistant to Michelle Sie Whitten and Global’s Grants Coordinator. She is responsible for assisting with multiple tasks and multi-faceted projects, including but not limited to calendar and time management, overseeing event and conference logistics, and assisting with Global’s membership program. Ashley also manages Global’s two grantmaking programs for local Down syndrome organizations, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation Educational Grants and the Self-Advocate Employment Initiative Grants.
Richard is responsible for providing legal counsel to the Foundation, negotiating and drafting agreements, and advising on a wide range of legal and policy issues. He oversees outside counsel in specialties including government relations, intellectual property, biomedical research, and not-for-profit operations.
Michelle Sie Whitten
President and CEO
Michelle Sie Whitten is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global). Global is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical Care, Education, and Advocacy.