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Shannon Bergstresser

Manager, Marketing & Communications


Bachelor of Arts, University at Buffalo

Shannon brings more than 15 years of experience in building brand awareness and community engagement through public relations, marketing, and event planning initiatives. As an integral part of the Marketing team, Shannon will advance the engagement and awareness of LuMind IDSC’s mission of accelerating research to increase the availability of therapeutic, diagnostic, and medical care options for people with Down syndrome, while also empowering their families through education, connections, and support.

Shannon previously held the position of Public Relations Officer for a school district in upstate NY where she managed the creation and messaging for all district initiatives, events, and campaigns to increase stakeholder and community engagement.

Helping individuals with Down syndrome and their families is a personal mission for Shannon.  In 2017 she welcomed her son, Dayton, into the world. Dayton brings joy to everyone he meets, and he also happens to have Down syndrome.

Fun Fact!

Shannon lives in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY with her husband, two children, and her 200lb Daniff (Great Dane/Mastiff) named Marley.