Previous Founders Award Winner

2018 Founder's Award Winner

Amber Hawkins is DSAMT's 2018 recipient of the Founders' Award, created in 2016 to honor a Parent Mentor who exemplifies the vision set by our founders, Elise McMillan, Sheila Moore and Joanne Drumright. 

Amber is an amazing parent mentor who has gone out of her way to support both new and experienced families, especially while they are at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Often she is unable to share the wonderful work she is able to do and the help, resources, and support she provides to many hospitalized families due to confidentiality rules put in place by the hospital, but DSAMT hears of the wonderful discussions Amber has with families when they contact our staff or come to an event or baby shower. She has become known in the hospital as the person to bring in when it comes to supporting families of those with DS. She attends all the baby showers, goes out of her way to bring meals to families, and is a wonderful liason. DSAMT is honored to have such a great resource for families present at Vanderbilt to support all patients, but especially those with Down syndrome. 

2017 Founder's Award Recipient

Kristen Davis is DSAMT's 2017 recipient of the Founders' Award, created in 2016 to honor a Parent Mentor who exemplifies the vision set by our founders, Elise McMillan, Sheila Moore and Joanne Drumright. 

Visiting and mentoring new and expecting parents, and helping families when they spend time at the hospital, is at the very core of what DSAMT is all about.  Kristen is an amazing parent mentor for the support she provides families throughout their journey with Down syndrome. Kristen is especially helpful to those families who have received diagnosis of Leukemia or heart conditions. She willingly follows up to make sure their questions are answered and gone above and beyond to make sure that they are aware of all that is available for parents during their time of need. DSAMT is thankful for Kristen and the entire Davis family for their willingness to be open, share, and assist where it is needed most in the Down syndrome community! 

2016 Founders Award Recipient


Faithe Logan is DSAMT's first recipient of the Founders' Award, created in 2016 to honor a Parent Mentor who exemplifies the vision set by our founders (Elise McMillan, Sheila Moore and Joanne Drumright). 

Visiting and mentoring new and expecting parents, and helping families when they spend time at the hospital, is at the very core of what DSAMT is all about.  Faithe has made more visits than any other Parent Mentor, followed up to make sure their questions are answered and gone above and beyond to make sure that they are aware of all that is available for parents during their time of need.  She has a heart of gold and cares so deeply for our extended Down syndrome "family," and DSAMT is truly grateful to her for all she does to help our community.  She also serves on our Board of Directors, and became Board Vice President in 2017.

From every parent and all of us at DSAMT - thanks for all you do, Faithe!