John Bodor - President of 21 and Change

John Bodor


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 Bishop - Vice President of 21 and Change

Jennifer Bishop

Vice President

Jennifer is a seasoned financial advisor with over 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry.

Yani Bodor, Treasurer and Director of Advocacy of 21 and Change

Yani Bodor

Treasurer / Director of Advocacy

Yani is a passionate advocate for the Down syndrome community, particularly in the areas of healthcare and education

Chris Andrews, 21 and Change Board Member

Chris Andrews

Board Member

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 Polins, 21 and Change Board Member

Eric Polins

Board Member

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

Board Member

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.

Dr Sylvia Diehl

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.

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