Global Down Syndrome Foundation Hires Ashley Miltgen As Director of Development

Announces Other Personnel Changes

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Ashley MiltgenWHAT: The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (“Global”) announced the hire of its first full- time Director of Development and other important personnel changes as the organization continues to grow. Global is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy. Global has the primary focus of supporting the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, including the Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

WHO: Ashley Miltgen is Global’s first Director of Development. Miltgen joined Global in October 2013 and manages the strategic direction for development activities. Prior to joining Global, Miltgen’s career in non-profit fundraising focused on health care, higher education, and human services organizations. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Colorado Technical University and her master’s in business at Ferris State University.

OTHER: Other important personnel changes include announcing Trish Morris as the Director of Family Outreach and Development effective January 1, 2014. Morris joined Global in 2011 and was previously Director of Programs. Prior to joining Global, Morris was an Associate Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Wells Fargo Advisors and at other financial institutions for over 25 years.

Internationally renowned Down syndrome behavioral expert Dennis McGuire, Ph.D., was hired as a consultant to assist Global to establish a world-class medical care and research center for adults with Down syndrome, and through a grant provided by Global, McGuire will start to see patients at the Denver Adult Down Syndrome Clinic.

At the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, Patti McVay retired from her position as the Director of Education to spend more time with her family. Global is grateful for McVay’s efforts to promote inclusive education for students with Down syndrome.