About Us

We are dedicated to helping people with Down syndrome lead wonderful lives, filled with empowerment, love and hope.

Gina and her beloved son, David – the inspiration for our organization.

We advocate for people with Down syndrome and support families in their journey to provide the most fulfilling lives for their children. We serve people with Down syndrome across the lifespan – from birth through adulthood.

Our Executive Director, Gina Johnson, founded our organization over thirty (30) years ago with five (5) families.  Now, we have touched the lives of thousands through our programs and annual events.

We are a support organization first and foremost.

Our services are FREE to families and we receive donations from grants and sponsors to fund what we do.

2021-23 Board of Directors

  • Gina Barreras, Medical Advisor
  • Chris Claridge, Treasurer
  • Naji Haddad, Business Advisor
  • Kevin Huff, Business Advisor
  • Curt Johnson, President
  • Gina Johnson, Executive Director
  • Seth Johnson, Secretary
  • Leon Ricks, Vice President
  • Shannon Ringenbach, Education Advisor

2021-23 Advisory Board

  • Dave Case
  • Jennie Bradfield
  • Adam Dixon
  • Lynn Ferron
  • Andrea Friedman
  • Josiah Friedman
  • Keith Killourie
  • Nick Kowalski
  • Sheri Reed
  • Sylvia Ricks
  • Barb Wilkins
  • Allan Earl
  • Ellen Grady

We Need Your Support!

Make a  donation to support the programs and services we provide

Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. EIN: 86-0822557. Our Arizona State Tax Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) Code is: 20543