About Us

Board Members

 

Rob Beckhart, President - Dad to Brielle

My name is Rob and I am the president of TBODS. My wife Megan and I have 4 children. Josh-23, Jason-18, Caleb-9, and Brielle-5. Our story with TBODS began a little before Brielle was born. We were called in by our doctor and we were given the news that our baby girl was going to have Trisomy-21. In an effort to research the journey that we were about to embark on we were blessed to have been directed to TBODS and Jean Wiltz.

We decided early on that we wanted to be involved in a group like TBODS. We wanted to be able to share, learn, and experience Down Syndrome with other families. The programs that TBODS offers to it's members are invaluable in terms of helping to plan for and raise a child with Down Syndrome.

As president I hope to continue to deliver the great resource that TBODS has been for the many families in our area that currently live with Down Syndrome. I would also like to expand the services we provide to help raise awareness and acceptance in our communities.

I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and your special child. My hope is for strong working partnerships as we move forward and help our children have all the opportunities that they deserve.



Ben Pinasco, Vice President - Dad to Olivia

Hello and welcome to the TBOD's family! My wife Heather and I have been married 12 years and have 4 amazing children. In 2011 we were blessed with our daughter Olivia who was born with an extra chromosome. She has changed our lives in so many great ways. Through TBOD's we have met the most extraordinary families. I could not imagine life without the friendships and support that TBOD's has provided.

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Dawna Rebiero, SecretaryMom to Genevieve

Hi! My name is Dawna Rebiero and I am honored to represent TBODS as Secretary. TBODS has been a great support for my family over the past 3 years. My husband and I have 3 amazing kids; Gianna (6), Genevieve (4) & Joseph (1). Genevieve's diagnosis of Down syndrome came as a surprise to us and was very difficult at first. Little did we know just how much joy and enlightenment to our lives.

Kathy Marr, Treasurer - Mom to Joshua

 My name is Kathy Marr and I am the treasurer for TBODS. My husband Chris and I have three wonderful children; Joshua -23, Emily-21 and Nicole-18. Joshua was born with Down syndrome and is also deaf. He was also diagnosed with epilepsy at 14. He is an amazing and special guy! He has brought so much joy to our lives! I met Jean when Josh was born and reconnected with her through TBODS. I am so happy to be a part of such a wonderful organization.

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Megan Beckhart, Event Coordinator - Mom to Brielle

My name is Megan Beckhart and I am the Event Coordinator for TBODS. I love being a mom of 4 children and am passionate about helping each one succeed in school and in life. Brielle has helped me learn so much and her kindness, joy and never quit attitude is an inspiration to our whole family. I feel very blessed to be a part of TBODS and to have a special connection to so many amazing families.


 


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