Macy Pohl, DSI Executive Director
Dr. Macy Pohl was appointed the Executive Director of Down Syndrome Indiana in 2023 and has been with the organization since 2019. Macy graduated from Indiana University Indianapolis with her bachelor’s in Health Sciences, certified in both Dietetics and Rehabilitation and Disability. Macy completed her doctorate in Occupational Therapy and masters in Aging Studies at the University of Indianapolis. Macy is deeply connected in the community having served as an 500 Festival Princess, awarded the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion, and serves on the Lawrence Advisory Council on Disabilities. Macy is a passionate advocate and participates on several committees and leadership groups focused on advocacy, awareness, and program development. Being a dynamic civic-minded leader, Macy invests her time in enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome through leadership, fundraising, and development. Macy resides outside of Indianapolis with her husband Lucas.
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Stephanie Garner, DSI Program Coordinator
Stephanie Garner graduated from Franklin College with her undergraduate degree in psychology and from Indiana University with a Masters in Kinesiology. She has a passion for working with individuals with developmental disabilities and is excited to be part of the team at Down Syndrome Indiana. Stephanie began attending DSI events after the birth of her daughter, Lily, who just happens to have an extra chromosome. She states, “Working at Down Syndrome Indiana is a dream come true! DSI is such and amazing organization that has done so much to support our family.” Stephanie resides in Plainfield with her husband and daughter.
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Angie Cain, DSI Administrative Assistant
Before joining the Down Syndrome Indiana staff in 2015, Angie was a volunteer with the organization beginning in 2006. Angie was awarded the National Down Syndrome Society Self Advocate of the Year award in 2014 and the Colts Golden Horseshoe Award in 2010. In addition to working for Down Syndrome Indiana, Angie also volunteers her time for Best Buddies Indiana, and Community North Hospital, as well as, working for the YMCA and Kohl’s.
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Liz Garner, DSI Volunteer Coordinator
Liz Garner joined the Down Sydnrome Indiana team in 2022, and is the mother of a 5-year-old named Maximus who is the light of her life and has Trisomy 21. Liz is a dynamic team member, and assists with both volunteer coordination and major events such as the Summer Picnic and Holiday Party. Liz truly believes we need to advocate and celebrate our community members, which includes her wonderful son Maximus! Liz explains, “I am so thankful for DSI and everything they do; they have welcomed me with open arms and already feel like family.”
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Stephanie Glowner, DSI Member Services Coordinator
Stephanie attended Purdue University Indianapolis earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and worked in the Quality Assurance field before early “retirement” to raise her three children while also providing childcare for several friends and family members. After becoming involved with Down Syndrome Indiana after the birth of her daughter Katie, Stephanie states, “I continue to be truly grateful for the opportunity to officially work for our Down Syndrome Indiana families and treasure all the new experiences that have come along.” Stephanie resides in Beech Grove with husband Ray and children.
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Marni Meunier, DSI Buddy Walk Coordinator
Marni Meunier graduated from Indiana University with an undergraduate degree in elementary education with a minor in special education. She then obtained her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Indianapolis. She has worked with children and adults with disabilities for 27 years in the residential, middle school, high school, and college settings. Marni learned of Down Syndrome Indiana when her husband researched the community after learning about her son Max’s prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis. She states, “DSI immediately became a family for us as we navigated the new waters of being parents to a child with Down syndrome.” Marni lives in Sheridan with her husband and sons.
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Dixie Russell, DSI Terre Haute Buddy Walk Coordinator
Dixie Russell became involved with Down Syndrome Indiana 14 years ago after her second daughter, Sophia, was born. After her daughter’s birth diagnosis, she was drawn to Buddy Walk Indianapolis. Raising awareness and promoting acceptance and inclusion were instantly something that was extremely important to her. In 2017, Dixie helped organize the first Buddy Walk Terre Haute, which is still going strong today! Dixie is also the community group leader for Terre Haute and surrounding counties. Helping support families in their journey of raising a child with Down syndrome is a passion of Dixie’s. She states, “Down Syndrome Indiana is such an amazing organization, filled with people who truly love and care for the lives of individuals with Down syndrome, and I feel so lucky to be part of this organization.” Dixie resides in Terre Haute with her husband and three daughters.