Our Staff

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Development Coordinator

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.

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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.

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Martha Cronen
Senior Manager, Special Projects

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.

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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.

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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.

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Events Manager

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.

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Taylor Shields
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.

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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.

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Ashley Twining Sparhawk
Executive Assistant to Michelle Sie Whitten and Grants Coordinator

Ashley Twining Sparhawk is the Executive Assistant to Michelle Sie Whitten. She is responsible for calendar and time management, assisting with event and conference logistics, administering the Global Down Syndrome Foundation Educational Grants and Adults with Down Syndrome Task Force, and managing incoming calls and emails.

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President and CEO

Michelle Sie Whitten is the Co-Founder, President and CEO 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.

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