About Us

DSAB is a non-profit organization led by energetic volunteers committed to helping families of those with Down syndrome since 2006. We seek to offer guidance, enrichment and support to all individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. Through our community activities, events and funding for our local families, we are striving to build a supportive culture of awareness, acceptance and advocacy throughout all Brevard county.

DSAB is fully funded by generous donations from local partners in advocacy and people like you! All of our funds stay in our local community of Brevard county to support individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Our Vision

To build a culture of respect, inclusion, support, and education in Brevard County where individuals with Down syndrome can RISE to their full potential at all stages of their lives.

Our Mission

To RESPECT the unique gifts of people with Down syndrome

To INCLUDE individuals with Down syndrome in all aspects of our community

To SUPPORT individuals with Down syndrome and their families

To EDUCATE families, medical communities, government and local agencies

Meet The Team

If you are interested in joining the board or volunteering on a committee contact president@dsabrevard.org
Board Member
Charles, and his family are life time natives of the Brevard County community. In High school, Charles would learn that his younger cousin Nicholas had been diagnosed with DS. Since graduating from UCF with a
Board Member
Following his retirement as an Army officer, Doug Rothenbush moved to Melbourne in 2016 with his wife, Marlo, and their three daughters, Addison, Emily, and Jenna. Doug is now a nuclear engineer for the US
Board Member
Brett and his wife Barbara have been married for over 30 years and are the proud parents of Andrew and Lee, who has Down Syndrome. Brett is the Managing Partner of Sunroute Networks (wireless network
President
Steve and his family moved to Melbourne two years ago from Maryland, where Steve volunteered as an Area Director for Special Olympics. His daughter Candace runs her own business for motivational speaking called Great Life
Vice President
Debbie and her husband Brian have been lifetime community leaders and residents of Brevard county. Joining the DSAB board this year, Debbie is a retired educator and the guardian advocate for her 57-year-old brother Scotty
Executive Director
In 2013 Victoria and her husband James welcomed their first child, Kristalyn, born with Down syndrome and a multitude of surprise health complications. Though, Kristalyn is still fed through a g-tube she is healthy and
Treasurer
Jay and his wife Donna have been married for almost 25 years and are the proud parents of Joel and Evan, who has Down syndrome. They have lived in Brevard County since 1999 after moving
Board Member
Jimmy Rudolph joined the Board in 2019 after a 40-year career as an Aerospace engineer at the Kennedy Space Center. Jimmy has lived in Brevard County for over 50 years and has been involved with many not-for-profit agencies having
Secretary
In 2019 Aknesha became the proud mom of Alaric born with Down Syndrome and two major health issues that required multiple surgeries in his first two months of life.   Looking for support and some answers
Down Syndrome Association of Brevard