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.
Directors 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 oversee the day-to-day operations:
- Vanessa Champlin, Executive Director and sister of an adult with Down syndrome
President: John Ducat, DLA Piper
Vice President: Todd Hartle, Self-employed
Edward Bradley, Nobility Capital Group
Josh Greenbaum, Emory University
Justin Ladner, Southern Company
Lisa Newbern, Emory University
Claire Wallace, AutoTrader
Bess Weinberger, Self-Advocate