Our Structure


The Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta (DSAA) is a 501 (c)(3) Georgia non-profit organization dedicated to support, early intervention, education, awareness and advocacy for persons with Down syndrome and their families. The Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta was founded in 1979 and serves the Greater Metro Atlanta area.

The DSAA is governed by a Board of Directors made up of Officers and Directors.

Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are elected by the general membership at the annual meeting held in December each year.

Committees are appointed by the Officers and oversee major activities (Education, Support, Advocacy, Awareness, and Fundraising). The Board meets at least six times a year.



The DSAA has hundreds of dedicated volunteers who help run its programs, social activities and educational seminars, assist with fundraising events, participate in advocacy efforts, speak to local groups, run community-based support groups, provide photography services and raise awareness through our website, newsletter and social media. If you'd like to volunteer, let us know



The organization has one staff member who oversees the day-to-day operations:

  • Sheryl Arno, Executive Director 


Board of Directors

Holiday Party


President: John Ducat, DLA Piper

Vice President: Clair Wallace, Equifax

Secretary: Kimberly Knight

Treasurer: Josh Greenbaum, Emory University

General Board

Edward Bradley, Nobility Capital Group

Justin Ladner, Southern Company

Meagan Nash, Glass Doctor

Todd Hartle, Self-emloyed


Advisory Board

Jennifer Sheran, Kids II, Inc.


Advocacy - Lisa Newbern, Clair Wallace

Marketing - Jennifer Sheran, Meagan Nash

Education - Edward Bradley

Finance - Josh Greenbaum

Fundraising - Clair Wallace

Buddy Walk - Meagan Nash, Nancy Brown, Jennifer Sheran

D.A.D.S - Todd Hartle, John Field

Social Events - Kimberly Knight, Whitney Moody, Norma Prescott