Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso
Miembros de la Mesa Directiva

La Coalición de Síndrome de Down de El Paso es dirigida por un grupo de padres, abuelos, y miembros de la comunidad que reconocen la alegría que las personas con síndrome de Down agregan a la vida.

Dr. Amelia Rau, Secretary
Dr. Amelia Rau, Secretary
Christmas Party Committee Chair

As a bilingual speech-language-pathologist, I serve children, adults, and their families with a variety of communication needs, many with Down syndrome. Parent training, support, and encouragement are essential parts of who I am professionally. I see my role with the DSC as one of coming alongside and serving families in real world environments.

It is an honor and a joy to dedicate my career and service to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with complex communication needs. I have joined the DSC as an extension of my professional life to encourage and promote inclusive community opportunities for individuals with disabilities here in El Paso.

Felipe Martinez, Community Relations Vice President
Felipe Martinez, Community Relations Vice President
Buddy Walk Committee

The birth of my daughter opened my eyes to the lack of resources and support for families of children with Down syndrome. Through my involvement with the DSC, I hope to spread awareness and educate the community on behalf of all individuals with Down syndrome.

Being a part of the DSC has taught me to celebrate life and live in the moment. I invite you to get involved with a non-profit you are truly passionate about. Whether you get involved through a donation of your time or financial resources, knowing you’re a small part of a great cause is truly rewarding.

Anna Maria Anchondo, Board Member
Anna Maria Anchondo, Board Member
Volunteer Coordinator, Annual Easter Party Host, Buddy Walk Committee

I have the honor of knowing incredible individuals with Down syndrome, including my daughter, and I believe they deserve an open community. My goal is to help establish a community that gives my daughter and others with Down syndrome the opportunity to grow and reach their personal dreams, including education and employment.

The DSC has become a family to us, giving me a safe place to express myself and an opportunity for my daughter to socialize and find a sense of belonging. I want others to benefit from the welcoming community and resources the DSC offers. With your support, we can make this happen.

Dr. Christina Paz, Board Member
Dr. Christina Paz, Board Member
Every Little Blessings' Beginnings Committee Chair, Summer Symposium Committee Chair

As a medical professional and a mother to a beautiful child with Down syndrome, I recognize the need for support, resources and education for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

The DSC gave my family a sense of hope and community at a time when we felt lost and isolated. It is my goal to make the DSC a household name: an organization providing information and a community of support that feels like family.

We need your help to get our mission out in the community, to educate the public on Down syndrome and to advocate for workforce opportunities to individuals with Down syndrome. Join the DSC, and gain a whole new family.

Priscilla Estrello, Board Member
Priscilla Estrello, Board Member