Welcome Peyton and Neinke, Recently appointed Acting Executive Director & Senior Advisor

September 7, 2018

Peyton SefickPeyton Sefick, Acting Executive Director GUDC

Peyton Sefick is the Project Coordinator of the Fitness Inclusion Network based out of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. Their team focuses on fostering local partnerships to bring adaptive recreation and low-cost equipment to communities. Aside from Fit IN's community outreach, Peyton is an accomplished power wheelchair soccer athlete. He plays for and has captained CNY United in Syracuse for over 10 years. He has also played for the United States National World Cup Team, both in 2011 and 2017. Peyton has used his experience on the soccer court to travel the world, coaching and learning from other disabled athletes in Australia, Asia, Europe, and South America.
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Nienke DosaNienke Dosa, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Advisor, GUDC

Nienke Dosa is a pediatrician with board certification in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Her clinical practice is the care of children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy and vision impairment/blindness. Nienke's academic work is focused on community-based initiatives that support the transition to adulthood and inclusive fitness across the lifespan for people with developmental disabilities. She is also involved with a grass roots project called Arise Adaptive Design that brings together families and clinicians in order to develop low cost equipment solutions with and for people with disabilities.
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Recent Publications
Building Local/Global Spina Bifida Communities with Adaptive Design
Construyendo Comunidades Locales/Globales de Espina Bifida con Diseño Adaptable