John currently serves as a © DS-Ambassador (volunteer) for the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.
Jennifer is a seasoned financial advisor with over 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry.
Treasurer / Director of Advocacy
Yani is a passionate advocate for the Down syndrome community, particularly in the areas of healthcare and education
Chris’ 30-year career experiences have provided him the privilege of working in several locations across multiple cultures including North/South America, Europe and Africa. He is excited to be a member of the board and enthusiastic about spreading the news about this great cause.
Eric is a veteran communication specialist with over 25 years of experience with international and national brands. He is a former U.S. Marine and has served for 18 years as a Managing Partner of Tampa-based marketing consulting firm HCP Associates. He is very involved in the Tampa Bay Community and in addition to 21 & Change, he serves on numerous non-profit boards.
Samara Sodos is a public relations specialist after a spirited career in broadcast journalism. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she has spent the last 20 years in the Tampa Bay area and is a proud and active member of our community. She is honored to be a part of the board and looks forward to effecting change.
Sylvia F. Diehl
Advisor – Inclusive Education
Sylvia F. Diehl, Ph.D., CCC-SLP has recently retired from the University of South Florida (USF) Department of Communication Sciences in Tampa, Florida.