Executive Director

Kathryn Lariviere joins the staff after six years of service on the DSAGC’s Board of Directors where she was distinguished by her work on the Symposium Committee and her leadership in spearheading the 2011 International Education Conference. She seeks
to build on her 12-year career in a support role to senior leadership at IKON
Office Solutions/RICOH.

Kathryn makes her home in Gastonia, NC where she lives with her husband, Mark, daughters, Brianna and Kayleigh and son, Cameron (Ds).

Program Director

Terri Leyton began her career with the DSAGC in April 2010 after volunteering on the organization’s Board of Directors where she served on the Executive Committee as Secretary since 2008. Terri earned an MBA with a concentration in marketing in 2008 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to moving to Charlotte in 2005, she lived in Oklahoma where she worked as a Project Manager and an Assistant Director at the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms. Terri and her husband Steve live in the University area of Charlotte with their two children, daughter Kelsey who has Down syndrome and son Tyler. In Terri's free time, she is likely to be at the soccer field cheering on Kelsey's team, playing with the kids or cooking.

Director of Education

Stephanie Hoban Cook brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her to this position, along with a proven dedication to the DSAGC and educating children with Down syndrome. Stephanie's two Masters Degrees in Psychology and Counseling and her years as a School Psychologist for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools make her a great fit for the leader of the new DSAGC Together in Education program. Her years on the Board of the DSAGC, the Planning Committee for the Down Syndrome Education (DSE) Conference in 2010, and her attendance at that DSE conference have given her an incredible knowledge base about children with Ds and how they learn best.

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