MaryKate Vandemark

Senior Project Manager, Strategic Alliances

As Senior Project Manager, Strategic Alliances, MaryKate Vandemark brings her experience of progressively expanding responsibilities in the nonprofit, disability sector to Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Her area of focus for GLOBAL includes improving organizational effectiveness through working collaboratively with the Strategic Alliances team to build relationships with national and international disability organizations. Working cross-departmentally within GLOBAL, the Strategic Alliances team provides community outreach for new and existing initiatives.

Previously, she served over 10 years with the National Down Syndrome Congress in many roles and completed her work there as the Director of Administration, handling all office operations and finance. She earned her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton.

When not traveling, reading, going to the movies or a concert, MaryKate and her husband enjoy spending time with their adult children and grandchildren!

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