Our Team

Barry Martin, M.D.

Barry MartinAssistant Professor, Department of Medicine-Internal Medicine University of Colorado Hospital

Barry Martin is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He has more than 20 years experience providing primary health care for adults with disabilities, especially developmental disabilities. He has served as Medical Director of the Denver Adult Down Syndrome Clinic since 2007. Dr. Martin is a member of the National Down Syndrome Congress and the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group. In addition, Dr. Martin is the Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Metro Community Provider Network, and an Associate Clinical Professor of Family Practice at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center.

Bryn Gelaro, LSW

Bryn GelaroDirector of Adult Initiatives and Special Projects Global Down Syndrome Foundation


Bryn Gelaro, a social worker with a passion for behavioral health of adults with Down syndrome, was a consultant for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation from 2015 to 2017 before becoming Director of Adult Initiatives and Special Projects. 

Her work includes furthering the Foundation's adult care initiatives, including serving as an executive committee member and co-author of the Adult Medical Health Care Guideline update and supporting efforts to open a World Class Medical Clinic for adults with Down syndrome.

She previously consulted for the Denver Adult Down Syndrome Clinic. Bryn earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 2012 and a Masters in social work from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service and Administration in 2015. She completed her Master’s graduate field training at the Adult Down Syndrome Clinic in Chicago, where she facilitated social skills groups, completed assessments, conducted one-on-one therapy and occasionally tried to keep up in a Zumba class with teens and adults with Down syndrome.

Contact Bryn at 720-581-2106 or email bryn.consultant@globaldownsyndrome.org.

Dennis McGuire, Ph.D., LCSW

Dennis McGuireSenior Consultant Global Down Syndrome Foundation


Dennis McGuire has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of mental health and developmental disabilities and is the former Director of Psychosocial Services for the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital in suburban Chicago, the largest, most prestigious clinic for adults with Down syndrome in the United States. He helped establish the center, which serves over 4,000 unique adult patients with Down syndrome each year.

He received the National Down Syndrome Congress’ Theodore D. Tjossem Research Award in 2003 and the World Down Syndrome Day Scientific Award in 2010, and he was the featured speaker at the 2011 Global Down Syndrome Educational Series. McGuire received his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his master’s degree from the University of Chicago.