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).
Program & Events Coordinator
Amanda brings energy and excitement to the table and has over 15 years of event planning experience. She understands the non-profit sector and appreciates the importance of mission-driven work. After graduating from Savannah College and Art & Design, Amanda later moved to the DMV in 2005 and immediately enjoyed the diversity and culture around her. She went on to pursue a career where she could use her creativity, organizational, and attention to the details to bring individuals together as they share in common interest. Amanda worked diligently in her early years to understand project management, hone her customer service skills, and immerse herself in the events arena in D.C. She spent several years servicing events at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill while volunteering with Best Buddies of Maryland in her off time. In 2010, she took time off to raise her little ones. Upon returning to the work-force, Amanda most recently served three terms on a board of directors and two terms as the President for a non-profit preschool. Ultimately, it was through her Buddy, who has Down syndrome and her close relationship with her aunt, who had a profound intellectual disability, that Amanda wanted to join an organization that supports families in this area and focuses on events and programs to bring the community together. She believes in advanced communications, collaboration, and acting as an ambassador for those she is serving. Amanda is Mom to three elementary school-aged boys, is active in her neighborhood, and her son’s PTA and school community. Nowadays, in her off time, she enjoys the peacefulness of Capon Springs, West Virginia, with her husband and boys. Amanda looks forward to learning and growing with the DSNMC community.