Board of Directors
Michael Cordray has been involved in DSANI since the birth of his daughter in 2009. He led and helped DSANI restart the DADS program. He has been on the board since 2014 and became board Chair in 2015. He is a project manager at DePuy Synthes in hip product development. He also holds a PMP certification (project management professional).
Mike and his wife Jennifer reside in Fort Wayne, IN with their two kids Addison and Elijah. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, outdoor sports, running, and sporting events.
Richard Brough currently serves as the Vice President of DSANI. Ricky 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 a Director in the assurance practice at BKD, LLP serving clients in the insurance industry. 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. Ricky and Emily welcomed twins, Robert and Evelyn, to the family in February of 2017, their first two children. In his free time, Ricky enjoys spending time with family, weekends at the lake, golfing, fishing, and watching Indiana basketball.
Taylor Franzen currently serves as Treasurer of DSANI. Taylor first became involved with DSANI after graduating from a local university and being involved with a summer camp for people with all abilities. He has been an active board member since December of 2015. Taylor is an Investment Accountant at Lincoln Financial Group. Taylor is a native of Iowa and moved with his parents to the area during his middle school years. In his free time Taylor enjoys golfing, traveling, weekends at the lake, Indiana Sports, and playing rugby for the local team.
Brooke Colvin currently serves as the Secretary of DSANI. Brooke was born and raised in Cleveland, OH but now calls Fort Wayne home with her husband John, who is a Fort Wayne native. Brooke has a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management and currently works at the Full Service Hilton in Downtown Fort Wayne. Brooke has always had a passion for hospitably and customer service. Brooke recently got involved with DSANI volunteering at the 2017 Buddy Walk with Family. After seeing what a wonderful organization DSANI is and what it stands for Brooke wanted to get more involved.
In her free time Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband, taking walks with their very spunky Yellow Lab, Oakley and exploring Fort Wayne. She also enjoys visiting family in Cleveland when she can and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes!
Ethan Pickett is a Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS) with a Bachelors of Science in Recreational Therapy from the University of Toledo (UT). He continued his education by receiving a graduate degree with a Master’s of Arts in Recreation Administration from UT in 2013. During this time, he was a graduate assistant that taught numerous recreational therapy courses to future Therapeutic Recreational Specialists. While completing his graduate degree, he worked part-time at ProMedica Flower Hospital’s psychiatric unit. From his experience, he knew his niche was to provide a client-focused approach to therapy. Pursuing his passion, he joined a well-respected company in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as a full-time Recreational Therapist. During this time of growth, he harnessed his skills as a therapist for the next three years. With this experience, Ethan became a Medicaid waiver provider for the state of Indiana and started his business, Pure Abilities.
Kayley Colvin is the Programs Chair and has been a part of the board since November 2016. She is a Fort Wayne Native and a student physical therapist at Trine University. Kayley graduates in May 2018 and is looking forward to finding a PT position that will allow her to work with children. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, where two of her favorite activities were the Dance Marathon and working with children with disabilities. She has a passion to advocate for individuals with Down Syndrome. Kayley credits her close family, wonderful friends, and teachers/mentors for impacting her life so positively and encouraging her to help others. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to IU tailgates, baking, shopping, and spending summers at Clear Lake.
Annie Miller is the Outreach Chair for the board and has served since 2017. Annie has a background in social work and not-for profits. Currently, Annie works part time for Life Community Church and is at home with her two children, Kate and Benjamin. Annie and her husband got involved with DSANI in 2014 after their son was born.
Annie and her husband Jason were born and raised in Fort Wayne and love to call this area home. In her spare time Annie enjoys eating hot meals without having to share her food and having uninterrupted sleep. She also enjoys family bike rides downtown, reading, and spending time with friends.
Uriel Castillo has served on DSANI’s Board since 2015 as the Advocacy Chair and is also involved in DSANI D.A.D.S. 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 Program Manager for Fort Wayne Utilities Engineering. During the past 16 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 family, church family and friends. He and his wife Angel have been married for 24 years. They have four beautiful children.
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.
Shelley Yoder has been with DSANI since January 2015. Most recently, she spent 11 years working for the Headwaters Park Alliance, another area not-for-profit. Prior to that, she also worked in the financial services field and in private industry. She’s a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in business administration.
I enjoy my job immensely; and I am so very grateful to my colleagues in the disability community who have offered support, advice and help when needed. My favorite part of my job is when I am able to interact with our families. I consider it an honor to work with our families, and to help carry out DSANI’s mission statement. It has been my great joy to see how much change has taken place, both physically and otherwise, among the “kids” who were so small when I came to DSANI. I am so very proud of all of our friends with Down syndrome, and all that they are accomplishing! Please know I am always right there with you, whether in person or in spirit, cheering you on, all the way!