Members & Leadership

 
Council on Community Advocacy (COCA)

Zaccheus Ahonle, PhD
Texas Center for Disability Studies, UCEDD
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Rick Albin, Ph.D.
Center on Human Development, UCEDD
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Joshuaa Allison-Burbank, MA-SLP
Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND
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Jerry R. Alliston, Ph.D.
Institute for Disability Studies, UCEDD
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Harriet Austin, PhD
JFK Partners/University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCEDD/LEND
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Kara Ayers, PhD
University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND
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Tanya Baker-McCue, MA, MEd
Center for Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND
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Ellen Bannister, M.A.
Center for Learning and Leadership, UCEDD/LEND
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Nila Benito
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Shawn Boles, PhD
Center on Human Development, UCEDD
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Steven Brown, PH.D.
Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND
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Steven Brown, PhD
Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND
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Mary Bryant, BS
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Mary Bryant
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Laura Buckner, M.Ed
Texas Center for Disability Studies, UCEDD
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Ellie Byra
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Ana Canevaro, PhD
Texas Center for Disability Studies, UCEDD
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Taylor Carley
Institute for Disability Studies, UCEDD
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Patricia Cloppert, B.S.F.S.
The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND
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Kendall Corbett, BA
Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, UCEDD
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Cynthia Cromartie Suttles, Bachelors
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Anna Paula da Silva, Ed.M.
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Rebecca Dosch Brown, MFA
Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND
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Shelley Dumas, Ph.D.
Texas Center for Disability Studies, UCEDD
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Shelley Dumas, Ph.D.
Texas Center for Disability Studies, UCEDD
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Karen Edwards, MD, MPH
University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND
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Debra Eisert, PhD
Center on Human Development, UCEDD
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Justice Ender
University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD
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Teresita Fejarang, M.Ed.
Guam Center for Excellence in Disabilities Education, UCEDD
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Wanda Felty
Center for Learning and Leadership, UCEDD/LEND
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Erin Amanda Flores
University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD
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Anjali Forber-Pratt, Ph.D.
Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND
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Gabriela Freyre-Calish, MSW
A. J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Elaine Gabovitch, MPA
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UCEDD/LEND
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Jenny Goodrich, B.S.
The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, UCEDD
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Emily Graybill, PhD, NCSP
Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
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Lillie Greiman, MA
University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD
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Shawna Hanson
University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD
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Sharon Hauss, MS
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, UCEDD
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Amy Hess, Family Faculty
The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND
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Susan Hetherington, PhD
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Cliff Hoisington
Center on Disabilities and Human Development, UCEDD
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Ken Horn
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Allison Howland, PhD
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, UCEDD
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Tiffany Hunter
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Karen Irick
Center for Disability Resources, UCEDD/LEND
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Laura Jackson, M.P.A
University of Missouri, UCEDD/LEND
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Elizabeth Janks, MSW, ACSW
Developmental Disabilities Institute, UCEDD/LEND
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Donna Johnson
Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
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Jean Johnson, DrPH
Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND
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Ryan Johnson
Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
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Mary Jones-Furlow, MSW
Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD
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Katrina Kirby
Center on Disabilities and Human Development, UCEDD
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Michelle Kobus, M.Ed.
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Alice Kuo, MD, PhD
UC-LEND
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Charlie Lakin
Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND
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Maggie Lawrence, MLIS
University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD
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Barbara LeRoy, PhD
Developmental Disabilities Institute, UCEDD/LEND
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Barbara Levitz, MS Ed
Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
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Mitchell Levitz
Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
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Deborah Lisi-Baker
Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, UCEDD
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Angela Martin, MSW
Developmental Disabilities Institute, UCEDD/LEND
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Vyonda Martin, M.A.
Center for Learning and Leadership, UCEDD/LEND
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Sandra McNally
Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD
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Catharine Mikitka, MA
UC Davis at the MIND Institute, UCEDD/LEND
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Carmen Milagros Rodriguez, MA
Institute on Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD
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Melissa Mitchell, Bachelor's Print Journalism / French
Center on Human Development, UCEDD
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Kerry Morse
University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD
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Jan Moss, Family Advocate
Center for Learning and Leadership, UCEDD/LEND
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Santa Perez, BA
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Elizabeth Perkins, PhD, RNLD
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Maria Pinkelton
Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
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Tracy Price-Johnson, BA
JFK Partners/University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCEDD/LEND
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Becky Raabe, MA
Institute for Human Development, UCEDD
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Gordon Richins, BS
Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Gordon Richins, BS
Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Susan Richmond, M.Ed.
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Ann Riley, BSN MA
Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND
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Kathy Roberson, MSW
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Claire Rosenbaum, MA
The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, UCEDD
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Christine Rover, B.A.
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Linda V. Russo, MAEd
Civitan International Research Center, UCEDD/LEND
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Deborah Samson
Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND
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Brady Sellet
University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND
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Amy Sharp, PhD
Texas Center for Disability Studies, UCEDD
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Amy Sharp, Ph.D.
Center on Disability and Development, UCEDD
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Kathy Sheppard-Jones, PhD
Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, UCEDD
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Mark Smith, MS
Munroe-Meyer Institute of Genetics & Rehabilitation, UCEDD/LEND
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Terri Smith, MSW, LCSWA
Institute for Disability Studies, UCEDD
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Sandra Sosa, EdD
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Jane Squires, PhD
Center on Human Development, UCEDD
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Bethany Stevens, J.D, M.A.
Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
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Christine Sullivan, J.D., Ph.D.
A. J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Cindy Sweeney, MSW
Civitan International Research Center, UCEDD/LEND
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Kimmie Tang, Ed.D.
LoneStar, LEND
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Richelle Terney
Center on Disabilities and Human Development, UCEDD
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Liz Thorin, PhD
Center on Human Development, UCEDD
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Meg Traci, PhD
University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD
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Deb Unruh
North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD
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Erin Vinoski, MPH
Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
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Kelly Von Lehmden, BBA
Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND
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Heidi von Ravensberg, JD, MBA
Center on Human Development, UCEDD
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Matthew Wappett, Ph.D.
Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Kecia Weller
Tarjan Center UCLA, UCEDD
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Susan Yuan, Ph.D.
Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, UCEDD
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Heather ZZZ_Stettnichs, B.A.
Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Council Leadership

Co-Chairs

Jack Brandt: Disability Policy Specialist for the Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Mark Smith, MS: Family Member Co-Chair, Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Click here for COCA Steering Committee Members 2013 to 2014