Members & Leadership

 
Multicultural Council (MCC)

Zaccheus Ahonle, PhD
Texas Center for Disability Studies, UCEDD
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Eric Albers, Ph.D.
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Joshuaa Allison-Burbank, MA-SLP
Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND
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Annie Alonso Amador, Psy.D.,MSW
Institute on Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD
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Felicia Arce, M.Ed
Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, UCEDD
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Maria Mercedes Avila, PhD
Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, LEND
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Kara Ayers, PhD
University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND
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Alison Ball, PhD
Center on Human Development, UCEDD
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Maria Blanco, M.Ed.
Louisiana State University Human Development Center - New Orleans, UCEDD/LEND
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Maria Blanco, MEd
Partners for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD/LEND
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Karen Brown, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Virgin Islands UCE, UCEDD
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Steven Brown, PH.D.
Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND
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Lashanna Brunson, MS, BCBA
Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Ana Canevaro, PhD
Texas Center for Disability Studies, UCEDD
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Cristina Castaneda, LL.M
The University of Arizona, LEND
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Renee Charlifue-Smith, MA, CCC-SLP
JFK Partners/University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCEDD/LEND
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Erica Coleman, MS
University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND
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Kyle Colling, PhD
University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD
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Cynthia Cromartie Suttles, Bachelors
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Vladimir Cuk
Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
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Anna Paula da Silva, Ed.M.
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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James Dean, AuD
The University of Arizona, LEND
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James Dean, AuD
Institute for Human Development, UCEDD
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James Dean, AuD
Sonoran UCEDD
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Virginie Diambou, MD
Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, LEND
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Sonke Dornblut, MS
Institute on Disability, UCEDD
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Rebecca Dosch Brown, MFA
Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND
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Janice Enriquez, PhD
UC Davis at the MIND Institute, UCEDD/LEND
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Jacy Farkas, MA
Sonoran 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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Glenn Fujiura, PhD
Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
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Andrew Gardner, PhD, BCBA-D
The University of Arizona, LEND
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Stephen Gilson, MSW, Ph.D.
The University of Maine, Center for Community Inclusion, UCEDD
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Tawara Goode, M.A.
Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, 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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Anab Gulaid, MPA
Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND
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Yegin Habtes, Ph.D
Virgin Islands UCE, UCEDD
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Angela Harnden, Ph.D.
Center for Learning and Leadership, UCEDD/LEND
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David Helm, PhD
Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
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Allison Howland, PhD
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, UCEDD
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Lillie Huddleston, Ph.D.
Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
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Christine Hugh, BA
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Karen Irick
Center for Disability Resources, 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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John R. Johnson, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University Human Development Center - New Orleans, 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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Ruby Joseph, MPA
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Weol Soon Kim-Rupnow, PhD
Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND
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Christine King, BSW
Center for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
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Stancey Kwakwa, BSc
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Paul Law, MD, MS, MPH, FAAP
Kennedy Krieger Institute, UCEDD/LEND
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Maggie Lawrence, MLIS
University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD
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Mitchell Levitz
Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
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Mina Li, MD, MS, PhD, CSM
Institute for Disability Studies, UCEDD
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Winnie Looby, Ph.D. Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, UCEDD
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Tamiki Lumpkin, BA
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Tia McGill, M.P.H.
Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
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Carmen Milagros Rodriguez, MA
Institute on Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD
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Kimberly Mills, PH.D., BCBA-D
Virgin Islands UCE, UCEDD
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Kerry Morse
University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD
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Lavonne Nkomo, Master of Management
The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, UCEDD
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Eduardo Ortiz, Ph.D. Sociology
Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Caitlin Owens, MSW
Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND
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Elizabeth Perkins, PhD, RNLD
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Paula Rabidoux, PhD
The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND
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Paula Rabidoux, PhD
The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND
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Luisa Ramirez de Lynch, DPT,C/NDT
Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Brenda Reynolds, B.A.
Partners for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD/LEND
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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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Ilka Riddle, PhD
University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND
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Laura M. Robinson, MPH
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Laura Rodriguez, M.Ed.
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Therese Sandomierski, Ph.D.
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Alexander Santana
Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND
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Julie Schears
Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND
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Graciela Sharif, BS
Munroe-Meyer Institute of Genetics & Rehabilitation, UCEDD/LEND
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Amy Sharp, PhD
Texas Center for Disability Studies, UCEDD
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Bethany Sloane, DPT
Oregon Institute on Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND
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Mark Smith, MS
Munroe-Meyer Institute of Genetics & Rehabilitation, UCEDD/LEND
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Sandra Sosa, EdD
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Paula Sotnik
Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
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Jane Squires, PhD
Center on Human Development, UCEDD
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LaToisha Stephens
Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
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Jacqueline Stone, Ph.D., MPA, PT
Kennedy Krieger Institute, UCEDD/LEND
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Lisette Swails, PhD
Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND
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Kiriko Takahashi, Ph.D.
Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND
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Kimmie Tang, Ed.D.
LoneStar, LEND
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Meg Traci, PhD
University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD
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Lisa Troy, MSW
Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD
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Thomas Uno, Ed.S.
Institute for Human Development, UCEDD
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Myrna Veguilla, M.S., MPH
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
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Stephan Viehweg, MSW
Riley Child Development Center - Indiana University, LEND
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Erin Vinoski, MPH
Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
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Royal Walker, Jr., JD
Institute for Disability Studies, UCEDD
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Matthew Wappett, Ph.D.
Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Clara Welsch, MSW
Oregon Institute on Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND
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Barbara Wheeler, PhD
USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
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Derrick Willis, MPA
Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND
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Dana Yarbrough, MS; MA
Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Susan Yuan, Ph.D.
Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, UCEDD
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Council Leadership

MCC Co-ChairsMaria Mercedes Avila, PhD
Program Co-Director
Vermont LEND,
University of Vermont
802-656-8376
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Christine B. Vining, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Autism and Other Disabilities Division/NM LEND
Center for Leadership and Disability
University of New Mexico
505-272-8998
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MCC Vice ChairJoshuaa Allison-Burbank, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist & Clinical Instructor
Kansas LEND
University of Kansas Medical Center
913-588-0079
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MCC SecretaryVirginie Diambou, MD
Community health & Refugee outreach, Internship Coordinator
Vermont LEND,
University of Vermont
802-656-291
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