Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas ensures that we are meeting the needs of our families while guiding the prudent use of assets in order to advance our mission.


Chip Simmonds

Bill J. Simmonds & Co., CPAs

Vice Chair

A.B. Cruz III

Community Volunteer


Tony Ridout

Ridout Barrett, CPAs

Board Governance Chair

Sarah Coulombe


Danielle Edwards

Blue Skies Speech Therapy, LLC

Program Chair

Pam Stephens

Community Volunteer

Family/CR Chair

Mary Eitniear

Assessment, Intervention, Management


Cristina Kazmierczak

Board Member

Dr. Jade Garee-Dexter

Pediatric Hospitalist

Board Member

jim leach

Broadway Bank

Board Member

Juan Valenzuela

St. Mary's University