Get Involved

DSMIG-USA is successful thanks to volunteers contributing time and expertise, and DSMIG-USA members get more out of their membership when they volunteer. Below, you can find information about all DSMIG-USA committees as well as key contacts for each one.

DSMIG-USA Committees & Workgroups

The Membership Committee serves to support enrollment of new members, maintain information regarding current membership and recruitment of members and any concerns related to member satisfaction. 
Elise Sannar, [email protected]
Angela Lombardo, [email protected]

The Marketing Committee develops strategies to generate interest in and share information about DSMIG-USA and its activities, events, and members. These strategies are implemented using guidelines for marketing efforts (such as promotional materials and Facebook and social media posts) created by the Committee. 
Laura Krohn, [email protected]

The Annual Symposium Committee plans and implements the DSMIG-USA Annual Symposium event including all associated activities that may include the member meeting, welcome reception/poster viewing, BOD and committee meetings, workgroup meetings, clinic support committee meeting, and local provider education event. 
Katie Frank, [email protected]
Maria Stanley, [email protected]

The Clinic Support Committee activities guide and support clinic development, networking, and supports the implementation and management of Down Syndrome Clinics. This committee also plans and implements Annual DSMIG-USA Clinic Support Meetings. 
Terri Couwenhoven, [email protected]

The Adolescent and Adult Health Workgroup is currently working on projects including medical literature reviews, MH/Regression, dementia screening, weight-lifestyle management, and CME activities. 
George Capone, [email protected]

The Therapy Workgroup is a community within DSMIG-USA whose members are therapists and/or educators in the areas of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech Therapy. The group has an interest in advancing knowledge regarding best practices as it relates to therapy when treating those with Down syndrome considering commonly seen issues which may respond to therapy interventions at various ages. 
Helen Milligan, [email protected]

The DS-ASD Workgroup discusses how to apply their learnings throughout the year to improving the quality of care for individuals with co-occurring Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorder, and what needs to be learned in the next year to advance their understanding of how best to serve the needs of these individuals and their families. 
Lina Patel, [email protected]