Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Michael Cordray 
has been involved in DSANI since the birth of his daughter in 2009.  Mike led and helped DSANI restart the DADS program.  Mike has been on the board since 2014 and became board Chair in 2015.  Mike is a senior project manager at DePuy Synthes in hip product development.  Mike also holds a PMP certification (project management professional).

Mike and his wife Jennifer reside in Columbia City, IN with their two kids Addison and Elijah and their dog Bailey.  In Mike’s spare time he enjoys spending time with family, outdoor sports, running, and sporting events.

Vice President

Richard Brough first became involved with DSANI after moving back to his hometown from Indianapolis in 2013.  He has been an active board member since May of 2014.  Ricky is a CPA and Manager of the Investment Accounting and Trade Settlement team at Lincoln Financial Group.  Ricky and his wife Emily were both born and raised in Fort Wayne and the proud uncle and aunt of William Bartosch, the impetus for their passion for the Down syndrome family.  In his free time, Ricky enjoys spending time with family, weekends at the lake, golfing, fishing, and watching Indiana basketball.


Outreach Chair
Stacie Christle has loved being able to talk and meet with new families that have babies born with Down syndrome ever since Stacie’s daughter, Kylie, was born 10 years ago. Stacieis a registered nurse in a Neonatal ICU and loves being able to personally take care of so many of the new babies that are born wth Down syndrome. Stacie was born and raised in Fort Wayne. She and her husband have 4 children and love spending time as a family.

Programs Chair
Kathy Whiteman became a member of DSANI in September of 2013 when her youngest child was born with Down syndrome. She has been a Board Member since September 2015. Kathy attended IPFW majoring in Fine Arts and completed her Mastery of Makeup Application for Film and Television at the Make-up Designory in Burbank, CA. She keeps busy as a stay-at-home mom of 3, works part-time as a Professional Face Painter at her company Fantasy Faces, and is also a Health and Fitness Coach. Kathy is excited to bring her organizational leadership skills to DSANI to help develop, improve, and execute the many programs available to its members.

D.A.D.S. Chair
Jason Martin has lived in Fort Wayne his entire life and owns Martin Lawn, Inc.  Jason enjoys spending his free time with his wife Cari and daughter Chloe.  Chloe is 5 years old and has Down syndrome.  Jason and his family became involved with DSANI after Chloe was born and Jason now Chairs the D.A.D.S. group.

Advocacy Chair
Uriel Castillo has served on DSANI’s Board since 2015 as the Advocacy Chair. He graduated from Purdue University at Fort Wayne with degrees in Civil and Architectural Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. He currently works as a CADD Technician Working Leader for Fort Wayne Utilities Engineering. During the past 15 years, he has been involved in advocacy for the Labor Movement representing workers’ rights and their common interests. During this time, he participated in lobbying and advocacy events and efforts in cities such as Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and Washington D.C.

Uriel enjoys volunteering and spending time with his immediate and church family and friends. He and his wife Angel have been married for 23 years. They have four beautiful children.

Self Advocate
Sheryl Sternal

Senior Advisor
Tom O’Neill and his wife, Rita, are founding members of DSANI. They have two sons. Their oldest son, Joshua, has Down syndrome. Joshua graduated from Homestead High School with a regular high school diploma in 1998. That summer Joshua went to a post-secondary program in Connecticut, graduated from that program in 2001, and since that time he has lived independently, with supports, in New Haven, Connecticut. Noah, their younger son, lives in Chicago. He and his wife, Ashley, have two children. Tom has a Bachelors’ Degree from Lewis University and a Masters’ Degree from the University of Illinois. He has been involved with the Down syndrome community at the local, state and national levels since 1980. Tom served on the Boards of both the National Down Syndrome Congress (9 years) and the National Down Syndrome Society (15 years); having served as Chair of each organization for three years. Besides serving as Senior Advisor to DSANI, Tom currently serves as Chair of the National Down Syndrome Society Honorary Board of Governors, as well as on the Board of Directors of the AWS Foundation. Tom has also served on a number of other non-profit boards in Northeast Indiana. He has been a business owner in Northeast Indiana since 1980. Rita and Tom enjoy spending time with their sons, daughter-in-law and grandchildren, and traveling both domestically and internationally.