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Who We Are

OUR MISSION:

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that strives to improve the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families by providing access to current and accurate information on Down syndrome and by fostering programs that focus on education, community services, public awareness, medical issues, research, advocacy, legal issues and parenting.

OUR VISION:

A community where individuals with Down syndrome are fully included and valued members.

OUR BELIEFS:

Individuals with Down syndrome:

  • are important members of society
  • are persons in whom all things are possible
  • will achieve great things
  • deserve full opportunities and community support

 

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

OFFICERS:

Sean Ryan

President, Newsletter Editor, Governance Committee Co-Chair, & D.A.D.S. Co-Director

The Hodges Partnership

 

Jennifer Krajewski, J.D.

Vice-President, Government Action Committee Chair, Governance Committee Co-Chair, & Hands Up! Playgroup Coordinator

Office of the Virginia Attorney General 


Colleen Jackson-Cook, Ph.D.

Secretary

Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Mike High, C.P.A. 

Treasurer

Retired, Altria Companies


Cynthia Lantz, B.A.

Immediate Past President, First Call Chair, and Monthly Meetings Coordinator

Parent to Parent of Virginia

 

 

DIRECTORS:

Ashley Amey, O.T.

Social Media Manager

 

Dustin Carpenter

D.A.D.S. Co-Director

Chesterfield County Police Department


Christine Frawley

Virginia Commonwealth University's Technical Assistance & Training Center

 

Steve LaGanke, M.B.A.

Development Chair

Dupont

 

Eleonora Link

Spanish Language Coordinator

The Skills Development Center

 

Anne Meacham

Self Advocate

Martin's Grocery Stores

 

Suzanne McKeever, SLP

 

Mary Otero, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital

 

Angela Poole

Kidz Kare at Home


Otis Robinson

Health Diagnostic Laboratories, Inc.


Monica Wilmore

Virginia Business Systems

 

 

OUR STAFF:

 

Terri Lancaster

Interim Executive Director

dsagrdirector@gmail.com 

804-525-7731

 

Kim Owens, P.E.

Program Director

dsagrprograms@gmail.com

804-525-7740

 

Lynne Wachter, B.S., Accounting

Bookkeeper & Administrator

dsagrtreasurer@yahoo.com

804-525-7740

 

 

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