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Linda Crnic Institute


​​The Crnic Institute could not fullfill its mission without the generous support our of partner organizations and the people who lead them. Thank you!

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Michelle Sie Whitten, President and CEO
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation​ is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education, and advocacy.​ Global is a generous donor to and advocate for the Crnic Institute.
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Anna and John J. Sie, Co-Trustees

The Anna and John J. Sie Foundation is the founding donor of the Crnic Institute, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and the Anna and Joh​n J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome. It is a leader in funding organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people with Down syndrome.​

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John J. Reilly, Dean

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is a founding donor and part owner of the Crnic Institute. We are grateful for the continued support and guidance from the Dean and the School.

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Philip P. DiStefano, Chancellor

The University of Colorado Boulder​ is a founding donor and part owner of the Crnic Institute. We are grateful for the continued support and guidance from the Chancellor and the School.


Francis Hickey, Medical Director

The Sie Center provides the highest quality of comprehensive care to children with Down syndrome and support for their families. Its experts coordinate medical care, speech, physical and other therapies, and educational support in order to ensure the best possible care.​

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Barry Martin, Medical Director

The Adult Down Syndrome Clinic at Denver Health provides quality medical care to Colorado adults with Down syndrome, addressing both medical and behavioral health. The clinic is currently in a pilot phase, though its organizers hope to make it a permanent operation.


Huntington Potter, Director

The Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Disease Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is at the forefront of innovation in Alzheimer's disease research with a special focus on people with Down syndrome.​