WHO WE ARE

Alexander's Angels is an 

All-Volunteer Organization

EST. 2007                                                                                                                                   EIN: 26-2660724

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

José R. Asteínza

María C. Barcia, DOWNrightART Liaison

Esther Gómez-Nieto, President

Juan Gómez-Nieto, Treasurer

Ricardo Gomez-Nieto, Secretary

Cassandra (Cassie) Heiman, Youth/Self-Advocates Co-Adviser

Eric Klein

Yelena Nemirovskaya, PR Committee Liaison 

Eve Pollack, Youth/Self-Advocates Co-Adviser

Eva Garcia Rodriguez, Youth/Self-Advocates Co-Adviser

            Entertainment Committee Liaison

Paula Sanchez, Down Syndrome International (DSi) Liaison 

          (Education) 

Dr. Edward Schneiderman, Fundraising Committee Liaison

         & Down Syndrome International (DSi) Liaison (Education) 

Ronnie Schneiderman, Fundraising Committee Liaison

Sally Weintraub

 

 

IN MEMORY

(Founding Members)

Margaret "Marge" Savoca

Esther Trelles Asteinza

 

COMMITTEES OF THE CORPORATION

 

Entertainment

Michael O'Connell

Carrie Marone

Steve Marone

Renee Persandi

Carol Petitpain

Robert Petitpain

 

Events

Maria Polizzi

Fundraising

Valerie Lynn-Nicosia

Barbara Sottile

Luisa Belletti

 

Registration/Merchandise

Eileen McAuliffe

(Registration)

Nancy Kalinoglu

(Merchandise)

Safety

Robert McAuliffe

Public Relations

Scott Horodyski

(Photography)

Anthony Cuccia

(Graphic Design)

Sabrina Ghiozzi 

(Web/Social Media Designer)

Meghan Schaefer

Paige Gomez-Nieto

(Social Media Team)

We further the awareness of Down syndrome and support research. 

OUR HISTORY

OUR INSPIRATION

THE "ALEXANDER" BEHIND THE "ANGELS!" 

 

Alexander Gomez-Nieto, now living in Simsbury, CT, was born in Scottsdale, AZ, in 2001 to two Long Islanders (NY).  At age 18, Alexander, a senior at Simsbury High School, is a very active young man.  He has learned to swim, has taken horseback riding, is a member of a baseball team, loves to go to the movies, and when he was in 4th grade was elected class rep by his classmates at Squadron Line School.  At that school, he took part in the 6th grade play The Magical Land of Oz in the spring of 2014.  He plays hockey, soccer, Flag football, and is in his high school's men's choir.  While in 10th grade he earned his first high school sports letter.    He enjoys playing his electric guitar and has been part of a theater class.