Our Team

Our Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association (MVDSA) team consists of a Board of Directors, Staff and many, many volunteers.

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association (MVDSA) oversees the proper implementation of our mission and strategic plan. Our Board represents a cross-section of our community, consisting of members who have a distinct passion for the MVDSA and those we serve. Board members work diligently to ensure the long-term sustainability of the MVDSA and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need. Meet our Board:

Lisa VanWey


Cheryl Woodward
Vice President


Stephenie Hurst


Josh Lake


Jessica Minor
Board Member At-Large


Lisa Johnson
Board Member At-Large

Rick Dodds
Board Member At-Large

Rachel Abshear
Board Member At-Large

Alicia Manning
Board Member At-Large

Emily Feaver
Board Member At-Large

Our Staff

The Staff of the Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association (MVDSA) has a strong commitment to serving the MVDSA family is here to serve YOU. Please contact us with any questions or suggestions at (937) 222-0744 or office@mvdsa.org.


Jenna P. Stites, Ph.D.
Executive Director


Chris Steiner
Administrative Assistant


Colleen McGovern
Office Staff