Board and Staff

Please note: all members of the National Down Syndrome Congress Executive Committee, Board of Directors, staff and consultants may be contacted via email at

Executive Committee
Jim Faber, President – Monument, CO
Marilyn Tolbert, 1st Vice President – Fort Worth, TX
Carole Janine Guess, 2nd Vice President – Indianapolis, IN
Andy Bean, 3rd Vice President – Mentor, OH
Lori McKee, 4th Vice President - Dallas, TX
Shawn Hardister, Treasurer – Dunwoody, GA
Carol Mills, Secretary – Homewood, AL
Brooks Robinson, Immediate Past President – Pittsburgh, PA
Bruce Bennett – Newport Beach, CA Viviana Fernandez – Snellville, GA
Christopher Bennett – Napa, CA Kathleen Forney - Minneapolis, MN
Bret Bowerman - Larchmont, NY Julie Harmon – Colorado Springs, CO
Regina Britt - Worthington, OH Martine Hobson – Germantown, TN
George Capone, MD - Baltimore, MD Nadine Maes - Rio Rancho, NM
Chandra Evans - Memphis, TN Tony Piontek – New Iberia, LA
John T. Farley – Memphis, TN Kishore Vellody – Pittsburgh, PA
Tonia Ferguson, Esq. – Rosedale, MD

For information about board nominations, download these following forms, or contact the NDSC at

NDSC Staff
David Tolleson, Executive Director
MaryKate Vandemark, Office Manager
Rebecca Davis, Director of Development
Jennifer Carroll, Affiliate Relations Director
Tamara Pursley, Resource Specialist
Linda Mora, Diversity Resource Manager
Sue Joe, Communication Director
Chess Mitchell, Office/Social Media Assistant
Susan Goodman, Esq., Governmental Affairs Director
Coleen Popp, Convention Director
Jean Beck, Convention Coordinator