Brooke Levey comes to the DSNMC with an incredible amount of enthusiasm. She is committed to helping individuals with Down syndrome achieve their full potential and to live in communities where they are fully included, valued and welcomed. An educator by training, Brooke has over 20 years of experience teaching and leading environmental education programs. During her tenure at the University of Nebraska, she was responsible for planning, growing and implementing all aspects of two statewide affiliates for two international education programs focusing on science and the environment. Her duties included budgeting, fundraising, workshop development and facilitation, conference and event planning, volunteer management and grant writing and administration.
Brooke is actively involved in the Montgomery County Public School system, both as a parent and as a substitute teacher. Additionally, she works from home where she has a conservation and environmental education consulting business.
Brooke’s greatest strength is bringing people together to set and accomplish goals. She has extensive experience working with diverse groups of people and institutions and building partnerships. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Earlham College and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Education from Lesley University. She and her husband, Mark Humpert, have three children (the youngest has Down syndrome); Noah (17), Sam (13) and Helen (11).
Administrator/ Event Coordinator
Tiffany Renee Balmer, was raised in Weldon NC and was taught to work hard. Never afraid of a challenge she has always been a leader. Tiffany holds the Certified Meeting Planner title from Convention Industry Council which is the highest title available to an Event Planner. She also holds a B.S. in Communications from North Carolina A&T State University, a Certificate in Fundamentals of Event Planning from Central Piedmont, and a Professional Certificate in Event Management from George Washington University. She has a huge respect for the field and understands that event planners aren’t people who go to events to have fun but instead are there to make sure the guests get to have fun.
Tiffany has been in the event planning industry since 2005. In these 14+ years of service she has worked on events as large as Madison Square Garden and as intimate as a Board of Directors Luncheon for 15 or less. Each event, no matter the size, gets her full attention to detail.
Tiffany worked with The Arc of PGC for 5 years and loved every minute of it. As a huge supporter of the nonprofit community in her personal and professional life Tiffany really enjoyed her time there and made many friends. Working with this population taught her meaningful lessons. The Arc is an organization for people with learning and development disabilities, so Tiffany became very aware of the importance of encouraging and supporting the families. Tiffany became personally attached to many of the families and assisted in calling legislation for fair laws and marches in Annapolis. Supporting families is a huge part of who Tiffany is.