Meet the DSG Staff
Amy Allison, Executive Director
Sarah Wren, Program Director
Carleigh Peters, Program Manager
Shelby Diltz CMP, Events Coordinator
Megan Proffitt, Volunteer Coordinator
Whitney Means, Employment Specialist
DSG Board of directors
Tom Wagstaff, Board President
Travis Palangi, Vice President
JoAnn Butaud, Operations Chair
Veronica Manzano, Secretary
Joe Roos, Past Board President
Brian Cowley, Diversity Outreach Chair
Erin Hanavan, Public Awareness Chair
Jennifer Ross, Public Education Chair
Danyel Bischof-Forsyth, Board Member
Brian Thomas, Board Member
Doug Crable, Board Member
The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City (DSG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. DSG seeks to provide the entire community with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome.
In 1984, a group of parents whose children had Down syndrome formed the DSG. They envisioned an organized network of resources. This vision has taken the DSG from an emerging grass roots parent movement to a premier nonprofit organization focused on advancements in education, inclusion and acceptance of people with Down syndrome.
DSG currently serves 37 counties in Kansas and Missouri. We provide support to over 1200 individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who serve them.
The Goals of DSG are:
• provide support and resources
• encourage active participation in the community
• foster positive attitudes
• help individuals with Down syndrome reach their full potential
We invite you to explore our programs and services, review our annual report, meet our partners, enjoy our photo gallery and learn about our history. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM. We are also available nights and weekends for members who wish to schedule an appointment.
Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100
Mission, KS 66202