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.
Senior Vice President
David Charmatz, a multichannel video veteran, is Senior Vice President of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Charmatz oversees marketing, public relations, research and analysis for Global, and his top priorities will be growing the personnel and revenue in order to better serve the needs of people with Down syndrome nationally and internationally.
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.
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.
Senior Director of Finance and Administration
Mark Schmidt is the Senior Director of Finance and Administration for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. In that role, Mark oversees accounting, financial reporting, human resources, and IT systems. Mark’s top priorities include ensuring that internal controls continue to safeguard Global’s assets and maintaining the integrity of the organization’s financial information.
Ashley Twining Sparhawk
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.
Michelle Sie Whitten
President and CEO
Michelle Sie Whitten is the 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.
Health & Wellness Programs Manager
Allie Winter is the Health and Wellness Manager 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.