Committees & Leaders

Family Programs Coordinator

Stephanie Formo-

New Parent Outreach 

Wendy Kaplan 

All Ages Play Group

Wendy Kaplan

Mom's Take 5

Danette Espinola


Chris Patton -

Russ Krantz

Teen Group

Fairy Elmer

Sibshop: The Sibling Support Project

Katy Krantz Hager

Golf Outing

Stephanie Formo

Mad City Buddy Walk


Mike Hahn 
Term Expires 2017
Parent of a child with Down syndrome and does territory development for Pepsi Cola of Madison

Jan Kittoe

Term Expires:  2017

Director of Talent Management for American Family Insurance..

Katy Hager

Term Expires: 2020

Katy is the sister of an individual with Down syndrome.  In addition to serving on the MADSS Board, Katy also facilitates Sibshops on behalf of MADSS.  Katy works in sales for BizFilings, a division of Wolters Kluwer.  She is also the Community Vice President for the Junior League of Madison, a member of the Wisconsibs adult sibling advisory group, and is the founder and President of the Madison Needs Network. 

Nick Lombardino

Term Expires: 2017

Nick does business development and marketing for Farwell Project Advisors and is the Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at Edgewood College.

Tammy Fumusa

Term Expires:  2017

Bio coming soon

David Witte- President

Term Expires:  2018

Parent of a child with Down syndrome and employed by the McFarland School District

Troy Blodgett - Board Secretary

Term Expires:  2016

Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor and Certified Special Needs Advisor (CSNA) with Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management.

Chris Patton - Treasurer

Term Expires: 2017

Parent of a child with Down syndrome and Administration Director at Epic.

Joe Brydges

Term Expires- 2020

​Parent of a child with Down syndrome and practices law at Michael Best and Friedrich

Jake Hollman

Jake joined the MADSS board in 2016.  He has 4 children with his 6 year old having Down Syndrome.  Jake is employed at Next Step Ministries as their director of operations.  Working with today’s youth is a huge passion of Jakes. While Jake understands immediate needs that MADSS might have, his gifts are more in the long term, vision forecasting.  He is eager to help MADSS meeting the needs of it’s members, families and community

Heather Huismann - Self Advocate

Term Expires: 2016

Graduate of Madison College and Special Olympics athlete and coach.  She is employed by Metcalf's Sentry and is a frequent volunteer with the Red Cross.

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Comprised of business professionals, community leaders, people who have personal relationships with someone who has Down syndrome and a self advocate.

The board provides leadership decision-making guidance to staff, fundraising support and specific expertise related to their personal and professional backgrounds.

Meeting are generally held bi-monthly on the first Wednesday of every other month.  Board members actively participate in a variety of committees.  If you would like to learn more about serving on the Board of Directors or becoming more involved in the committees please contact us at