DSAJ Board of Directors

Jeff Leach

Board President: Employed by Web.com as Senior Vice President, Business Development. Jeff is an active member of the DSAJ for many years and is the father of a daughter with Down syndrome.

Dr. Christopher Emanuel, MD

Chris serves as a Board Certified Pediatrician in the Jacksonville community.

Julie Steinkamp

Parent Advocate: Julie has been an active member of the DSAJ for many years. She is employed by the North Florida School of Special Education. Julie previously served as the marketing chairperson for the DSAJ. She is the mother to a son with Down syndrome.

Susan Corse-Adams

Past Board President: Recently served as Board President. Currently serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for CEIDD (Florida Coalition for the Education of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Inc.) Serves on the Steering Committee for the Arc Jacksonville On-Campus Transition Program @ UNF. Susan is the mother of a daughter with Down syndrome.

Cheriann Cain

Finance Committee: Employed by Timus Inc. as a Project Manager. Cheriann has been actively involved with the DSAJ for many years. Currently serves as Buddy Walk Carnival Chairperson.

Stefanie Harrell

Board Secretary: Stefanie is employed by Bank of America and has been an active member of the association for many years. She began her term in February of 2014.

Stephanie Westerman

Marketing: Stephanie began serving on the DSAJ Board in September of 2017.  She is employed by Florida Blue.  Stephanie resides in Jacksonville, FL