Lauren Camp Gates, Executive Director
Lauren began working for the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware in March of 2014 as Program Director. She became Executive Director as of June 1, 2017.
Lauren first became involved with the DSA of DE when she started volunteering in 2010 for numerous yearly events. She continued her volunteer efforts in 2012 when she started the Days of Summer Camp Program. This is a yearly summer program supported by the DSA of DE. Lauren created the program and has been running it as a volunteer since its start. The summer program is expected to have over 75 children in its fifth year and is provided at no cost to families. Lauren was presented with The Down Syndrome Advocacy Award from the DSA of DE in March of 2013 for her outstanding volunteering efforts.
Lauren joined the Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action Board as of February 2018. This national organization works towards a future in which persons with Down syndrome have access to the resources they need to meet their potential.
Lauren graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy with a minor in Disabilities Studies. Her Master’s degree is in Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Management.
Kathleen McCormick, Program Coordinator
Kathleen first became involved with the DSA of DE in 2016 as a volunteer for the Days of Summer Camp. This past year, she began serving on the Delaware Down Syndrome Walk committee as a volunteer. Kathleen graduated from the University of Delaware in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and minors in Sociology and Disabilities Studies. She also works in child welfare for the State of Delaware.
As Program Coordinator, Kathleen will be assisting our Executive Director, Lauren Camp Gates, plan the DSA of DE’s events and run our social media pages and website. We are looking forward to her support as we continue to grow. Her communication and organization skills will enable us to further support our families and DSA of DE community.