Friends of DSI,
I want to extend my gratitude as the newly appointed Executive Director of Down Syndrome Indiana. Having been with Down Syndrome Indiana for 4 years, I am enthusiastic about staying with this amazing community and utilizing my experience and expertise in leadership, development, and strategic planning in the Executive Director position.
With a clinical background in occupational therapy and aging studies, enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome is a passion very close to my heart. I have had the opportunity to meet so many extraordinary individuals, caregivers, and community partners during my time at Down Syndrome Indiana, and I cannot wait to continue partnering to make the world a better place for all individuals with Down syndrome.
As 2023 begins, I am eager for the amazing events and opportunities for involvement! A few exciting initiatives and events to look forward to in 2023 include:
- DADS Monthly Meetings
- Community Group Events
- Down Syndrome Indiana’s Annual Conference
- Co-Hosting The Circles Curriculum with ILADD
- World Down Syndrome Day Celebration
- Annual Open House and Fly-In in Partnership with First Wing Jet Center
- Buddy Walk Terre Haute & Buddy Walk Lafayette
- Buddy Walk Indianapolis and 5K
And so much more! To stay up-to-date with what is happening, please check our calendar on our website and follow our social media platforms shown below.
It is truly an honor to be stepping into the Executive Director role and being able to serve 44 counties in the state of Indiana! As our community grows, our partnerships and collaborations mean the world to us. Please consider getting involved this year, whether it is donating your time, supporting one of our programs, or leaving a legacy gift.