This is my third year as captain of a Buddy Walk team! 

As the Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte I have the honor of supporting families and empowering people with Down syndrome (Ds) throughout the Greater Charlotte region, including 10 counties in NC and 2 counties in SC. As a career special educator, I make it my life's work to advocate for those who are often marginalized or discriminated against. Everyone has potential and deserves the chance to live happily as a contributing member of their communities.

Your donations to my team will allow me to continue my life's work as we meet the DSA of Greater Charlotte's mission to enhance the quality of life for all people with Ds by empowering individuals, families and professionals with information and support through education, social programs and community partnerships. I envision a world of true inclusion in which all people with Ds have the chance to lead typical lives of possibility and opportunity, reach their goals and become valued members of welcoming communities.