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
President: John Ducat, DLA Piper
Vice President: Clair Wallace, Equifax
Treasurer: Josh Greenbaum, Emory University
Edward Bradley, Nobility Capital Group
Justin Ladner, Southern Company
Meagan Nash, Glass Doctor
Todd Hartle, Self-emloyed
Jennifer Sheran, Sheran Communications
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