Our Staff

Debbie Revels

Executive Director

Debbie Revels is a Jacksonville native and has been married to her husband…more

Jennie Ponder

Operations Manager

Jennie Ponder has been working for the association since 2002. Jennie…more

Desiree Jomant

Program Coordinator

Desiree provides our members information on our programs including monthly social eventsmore

Debbie Revels

Executive Director

Debbie Revels is a Jacksonville native and has been married to her husband Dempsey for over 30 years. Debbie is one of the founding members of DSAJ and has been actively involved in since its establishment in 1989. She is a member of the NDSC Partnership Alliance committee and is a NDSS Ambassador. Debbie is currently serving on the Arc Jacksonville steering committee for the future Arc Village Residential community. She is passionate and enthusiastic about serving individuals with Down syndrome. Debbie has always received inspiration and hope from her family and looks forward to the continued progress and achievements for all individuals with Down syndrome.

Jennie Ponder

Operations Manager

Jennie Ponder is the Operations Manager for the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville. She has been working for the association since 2002. Jennie handles all internal systems including but not limited to database management and fundraising software implementation. She is also responsible for the financial component of the association with regard to accounts payable/receivable and budgeting. Jennie graduated with her degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Desiree Jomant

Program Coordinator

Desiree Jomant is the Program Coordinator for the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville. Desiree provides our members information on our programs including monthly social events, soccer, cheer/dance, basketball, speakers/presentations and much more. Desiree coordinates the DSAJ Adult Social Group as well as the DSAJ Wellness and Fitness Programs. She has lived in Jacksonville for twelve years, and has been working with the DSAJ since 2008. She graduated from the University of North Florida with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Special Education. Desiree was previously a middle school teacher at the North Florida School of Special Education and currently serves on the DSAJ’s Young Professionals Board as well as Vice-Chairperson for the Duval County Public Schools Exceptional Student Education Advisory Council.