Board of Directors

The DSAJ Board of Directors is a varied and distinguished group of professionals from the Jacksonville area who all have pledged their time, talents and hearts to the betterment of life for individuals with Down syndrome

Jeff Leach

Board President

Cheriann Cain


Julie Steinkamp


Susan Corse-Adams

Parent Advocate

Dr. Christopher Emanuel, MD

Health & Medical Expert

Stephanie Westerman

Marketing & Branding

Katie Young

Events & Fundraising

Jennifer Fry

Advocate with emphasis on adults with Down syndrome

Bradley W. Johnson, Ph.D.

Education Specialist

Kristen DeSmidt

Public Relations

Lauren Rautenkranz

Media Specialist

Stefanie Harrell

Community Liaison

Nathan Walter

Community Liaison

Corey Portnoy

Inclusion Advocate

Jennifer Jones

Parent Advocate & Outreach

Susan Quinn, MA, BCBA

Parent Advocate & Outreach