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Board of Directors

Brian SkotkoBrian Skotko, M.D., M.P.P., a clinical fellow in genetics at Children's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and development disabilities. He is one of the specialists in the Down Syndrome Program at Children's Hospital Boston. In 2001 he co-authored the national award-winning book, Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome. He is a graduate of Duke University, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Brian recently authored major research on how physicians deliver a diagnosis of Down syndrome to new parents. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, NPR’s On Point, and ABC’s Good Morning America. Brian serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, the Massachusetts Developmental Disability Council, and the National Down Syndrome Society.

Brian is the proud brother of Alison and Kristin; Kristin has Down syndrome and provides Brian with much of his motivation. Brian and his wife Carrie reside in Boston, Massachusetts.

Julie RoehmJulie Roehm is an innovative marketing communications veteran who has shared her energy, talent and network with Band of Angels since January 2006. She is a marketing consultant with experience in all facets of business strategy and marketing execution. Julie Roehm's experience includes work for automotive, retail, financial services, telecommunications, start-ups, private equity and VC's, media companies and agencies. Julie is a regular contributor to Fox Business News. She is currently employed by SAP as a SVP marketing consultant. She served as SVP of Marketing for Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores and as Director of Marketing Communications for DaimlerChrysler in Auburn Hills.

In 2006, Julie was named Corporate Media Executive of the Year runner-up by the Delaney Report. In 2005, she was featured in Automotive News as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in the Automotive Industry. Roehm and her husband, Mike, and sons Nick and Luke live in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Ken ArmstrongKen Armstrong joined the Board in 2007 when he was working with Borders Group as Executive Vice President of U.S. Stores. Upon his departure from Borders, Ken became the owner of Halo Foods LLC in Charleston, SC. He continues to assist in marketing and strategic planning with Band of Angels from his sunny southern locale.

Prior to joining Borders, Ken spent three years as Senior Vice President and Director of Stores for Saks Department Store Group's Parisian division. His progressive career in retail is concentrated in operations.

Ken received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and his wife have three children. Their son, Chris, has Down syndrome.