DSAJ Board of Directors
Interim Board President
Dr. Christopher Emanuel, MD
Chris serves as a Board Certified Pediatrician in the Jacksonville community.
Community Member: Jennifer works for Fidelity National Title Group and has served as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney.
Parent Advocate: Julie has been an active member of the DSAJ for many years. She is employed by the North Florida School of Special Education. Julie previously served as the marketing chairperson for the DSAJ. She is the mother to a son with Down syndrome.
Finance Committee: Previously served as Board President of DSAJ; Employed by Web.com as Senior Vice President, Business Development. Jeff is an active member of the DSAJ for many years and is the father of a daughter with Down syndrome.
Past Board President: Recently served as Board President. Currently serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for CEIDD (Florida Coalition for the Education of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Inc.) Serves on the Steering Committee for the Arc Jacksonville On-Campus Transition Program @ UNF. Susan is the mother of a daughter with Down syndrome.
Community Member: Employed by Timus Inc. as a Project Manager. Cheriann has been actively involved with the DSAJ for many years. Currently serves as Buddy Walk Carnival Chairperson.
Board Secretary: Stefanie is employed by Bank of America and has been an active member of the association for many years. She began her term in February of 2014.
Parent Advocate: Gisli serves as the Policy liaison for DSAJ. His term on the board began April 2012. He is employed by Southeast Corporate Federal Credit Union as a Sales Strategist. He is the father to a daughter with Down syndrome.
Finance Committee: Scott is a Certified Public Accountant working for the LBA Group. Scott is the father of a son with Down syndrome.
Finance Committee: Jessica earned her degrees in Finance and Political Science and is the mother of a son with Down syndrome.