STAFF

Jill Harrison joined the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma as executive director in May 2015. Jill assists the organization with event planning, fundraising, publicity/awareness, advocacy and general office management. Jill received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in Spanish from Arizona State University. She has held numerous communications and marketing positions over the course of her career. Jill is active in the community, and is the current president of the Public Relations Society of America Oklahoma City Chapter. She was previously a DSACO board member and was chair of the Festival & 5K in 2014.

To contact, email executivedirector@dsaco.org

Hannah Barnthouse joined the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma as the program coordinator in February 2016. Hannah assists the organization with preparing and overseeing all programs, publicity/awareness, advocacy, recruiting volunteers, and general office management. Hannah received her bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications with a minor in journalism and photographic arts from the University of Central Oklahoma. Hannah has a passion for people and had always dreamed of working in a position that would give her a sense of purpose. Becoming a staff member at DSACO was a dream come true for Hannah.

To contact, email programcoordinator@dsaco.org

Rachel Leonard is the newest staff member at the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma and has taken on the role of event coordinator. Rachel’s responsibilities include event planning, publicity/awareness, advocacy and general office management. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Relations. Rachel is extremely grateful to be working for an organization that allows her to help others and make a difference in her community. So far, Rachel’s favorite part has been getting to know the members and families that DSACO serves and occasionally taking on the role of “Tickle Monster.”

To contact, email eventcoordinator@dsaco.org

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