The DSAJ Young Professionals Board

The DSAJ is pleased to introduce our Young Professionals Board (YPB). The YPB is a young professional’s group dedicated to supporting the mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville through fundraising and volunteer efforts. The YPB members serve in a leadership capacity to organize annual fundraising events, such as this year’s first annual Illuminate the Night, as well as to spread awareness through social networking and volunteer opportunities in the community. The YPB has taken on a new project, “Jars of Joy,” where the group will raise money to provide small gifts giving comfort and happiness to individuals with Down syndrome (and their families) who are in the hospital for extended periods of time.

If you would like to apply for a Jar of Joy please complete and submit the form below or download a copy of our application here and send to Peyton Miller at 

Ashley Clark

University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville.

Dani Frei

Center for Independent Living Jacksonville

Lindsay Volk

DCPS Varying Exceptionalities Teacher

Alex Dreyer

River City Science Academy

Alicia Revels

Danielle Clifton

Desiree Barrentine

The Adecco Group

Alexis McCullough


Kelly Tilley

Owner of Gypset and Pearl

Prima Sisinni

St. Joseph Academy

Alexandra Dayton

Doctor of Occupational Therapy Student (at University of St. Augustine)

Kathleen Ross

Intentional Play 

Young Professional’s Board Questionnaire

Vision Statement:

Jars of Joy

The DSAJ’s Young Professionals Board envisions the Jars of Joy Project bringing comfort and a smile to our families who have a loved one with Down syndrome facing medical challenges.