Director of Website and Information
Michael Bryant is Director of Website and Information for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. He is responsible for overseeing the websites, social media efforts and printed materials for Global, and assists with communications and public relations.
Website and Information Coordinator
Mikey Butters is Website and Information Coordinator for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. He is responsible for assisting with the websites, graphic design, and social media efforts for Global.
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.
Martha Cronen is Project Manager at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Martha started at Global as an intern in 2011 working on projects in various departments, including programs, marketing and events.
Director of Health & Wellness Programs
Heather Garcia is the Director of Health & Wellness Programs for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. She started at Global in 2014 and manages the health and wellness programs serving children and adults with Down syndrome.
Senior Director of Operations and Government Affairs
Michelle Livingston is the Senior Director of Operations and Government Affairs at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Michelle started as a consultant for Global tasked with organizing financials and audits, as well as launching the Foundation’s joint initiative with the National Institutes of Health – Down Syndrome: National Conference on Patient Registries, Research Databases and Biobanks.
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.
Karen Mandel is the Database Manager for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. She is responsible for the oversight of managing the myriad contacts and details that is necessary to run a successful development office.
Director of Development
Ashley Miltgen is Director of Development for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. She started at Global in 2013 and manages the strategic direction for development activities.
Susan Rincon joined the Global Down Syndrome Foundation in April 2011 as Staff Accountant. She is responsible for all facets of the accounting and payroll department and reports directly into the Director of Operations and Government Affairs.
Ashley Twining is the Executive Assistant to Michelle Sie Whitten. She is responsible for assisting with multiple tasks and multi-faceted projects, including but not limited to calendar and time management, assisting with event organization and follow up, taking detailed notes, and managing incoming calls and emails.
Michelle Sie Whitten
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Michelle Sie Whitten is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical Care, Education and Advocacy.