DownSyndrome Achieves Welcomes Jason Widmer as New Board Chair

DownSyndrome Achieves is pleased to announce that Jason Widmer has been appointed as Chair of the DownSyndrome Achieves Board, effective immediately. He has served on the DownSyndrome Achieves Board as a director since 2016.

Jason currently serves as Chief Engineer for Honda R&D Americas where he oversees vehicle research and development for all Honda and Acura vehicles developed in North America.

“As the father of a young adult daughter with DS, I’m incredibly honored to help lead this organization into its next phase of growth,” Widmer said.  “Our primary goal is to work hand-in-hand with our researcher partners here and abroad, and collection clinics across the U.S. to accelerate the pace of scientific discoveries that can ultimately improve the quality of life for our loved ones with DS, and others.”

Breakthroughs Begin With You

Our 5-year goal at DSA is to collect up to 500 blood specimens and related health data from individuals with DS and their immediate families. These samples are crucial to advancing translational research that will yield improved diagnostics and therapies for people with DS.


Please join us in making a contribution to help us reach our goal!