Dr. Mariel Cannady and her husband John joined DSACT in 2019 after the birth of their daughter who has Down syndrome. Before moving to Austin in 2015, Mariel and John were active as teachers for children with developmental support needs during worship services in Richmond, VA. Mariel is an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral […]


Nicholas Carlin is the proud father of 2 boys, Jean Pablo “Pablo” and Marco. Pablo has Down Syndrome, attends Austin High School and participates in several great DSACT classes and events. Nicholas has been on the board since 2015, and enjoys running DSACT’s semi-annual soccer clinics. He is a local CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner who […]


Sara Dodd is the mother of two beautiful children – Caroline, and Brian, who has Down syndrome. She and her husband are small business owners who grew up in Austin. Sara graduated from TCU with an elementary teaching degree and taught 4th grade, with a few years in a special education/co-teach classroom. She enjoys traveling, […]


Marshall Eudy serves as Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs for Mood Media, a commercial music and digital media services company headquartered in Austin. His younger sister, Gracie, has Down syndrome and lives in her own apartment in the Austin community. He is involved with DSACT’s adult social activities and is passionate about increasing […]


Victoria Gonzales

Victoria and her husband Daniel are the parents of 2 girls, Elena and Daniela who has Down syndrome. They joined DSACT in 2019 after receiving the Daniela’s prenatal diagnosis and were given so much support by the new parent program. They enjoy going to the DSACT functions, especially the Buddy Walk, music classes and play […]


Kyle Henry was introduced to DSACT through the new parent outreach program when his daughter was born with Down syndrome in 2006. At the time he remembers the kind and understanding voice of the outreach coordinator. He now appreciates the opportunities that call created for his daughter and family to participate in DSACT programs and […]


Kim Kann is the mother of three beautiful children. She has been a member of DSACT since 2013 and on the Board of Directors since 2016. Kim works full time for The Hackett Group, a global business advisory solutions firm. She enjoys traveling. volunteering, Austin restaurants, live music, loving on her people and advocating about […]


Connolly and her husband, Jon, have 2 children: Henry and Breda, who has Down syndrome. They joined DSACT in 2014 and participate in many of the social, educational, and advocacy events DSACT offers. Connolly was a middle school science teacher for many years and is now Executive Director of The Passalong Project, a service and […]


Our board member LaTasha Rodgers with her brother volunteering at the DSACT Austin Marathon aid station.

LaTasha Rodgers is an impassioned lifelong learner, with a wealth of experience as an English Language Arts teacher. Her unwavering commitment lies in fostering inclusivity and celebrating diversity, driven by the firm belief that everyone, irrespective of their abilities, deserves equal opportunities. Having called Austin home since 1990, LaTasha is not just a resident; she’s […]