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Board Of Directors

AUCD is governed by an elected Board of Directors that includes professionals, individuals with disabilities, and family members. The Board of Directors has established a number of committees made up of experts in the field to help the Board address emerging trends and issues, and to facilitate communication across and beyond the AUCD Network.

Board Leadership

Beth  Boone
Community Education and Dissemination Council Chair

Beth Boone

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (UCEDD & LEND)
Tampa, FL

Jenean A.  Castillo
National Directors Training Council Chair

Jenean A. Castillo

Westchester Institute for Human Development (UCEDD & LEND)
Valhalla, NY

Mark Crenshaw
At-Large Member

Mark Crenshaw

Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University (UCEDD & LEND)
Atlanta, GA

Melanie  Davis
Council on Leadership an Advocacy Co-Chair

Melanie Davis

Munroe Meyer Institute, University of Neveda Medical Center (UCEDD)
Omaha, NE

Rhonda M.  Eppelsheimer
At-Large Member

Rhonda M. Eppelsheimer

Oregon Health and Science University (UCEDD)
Portland, OR

Wendy A. Jones
Multicultural Council Chair

Wendy A. Jones

National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University (UCEDD)
Washington, DC

Pablo Juárez
At-Large Member

Pablo Juárez

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (UCEDD, LEND, & IDDRC)
Nashville, TN

Sharon  Milberger
At-Large Member

Sharon Milberger

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute, Wayne State University (UCEDD & LEND)
Detroit, MI

Marcia  Moriarta
At-Large Member

Marcia Moriarta

University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability (UCEDD)
Albuquerque, NM

Randall  Owen
Representational Seat

Randall Owen

Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, University of Neveda (UCEDD)
Reno, NV

Carol  Salas Pagán
Past President

Carol Salas Pagán

El Instituto de Deficiencias en el Desarrollo (IDD), University of Puerto Rico (UCEDD)
San Juan, PR

Ilka  Riddle

Ilka Riddle

University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
Cincinnati, OH

Linda  Russo
Secretary/Treasurer & Council on Leadership an Advocacy Co-Chair

Linda Russo

Civitan-Sparks Clinics, University of Alabama (UCEDD & LEND)
Birmingham, AL

Michael  Thornton
At-Large Member

Michael Thornton

Partners for Inclusive Communities, University of Arkansas (LEND)
Little Rock, AR

John  Tschida
Executive Director

John Tschida

Silver Spring, MD

Derrick  Willis

Derrick Willis

Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa (UCEDD)
Iowa City, IA

Eric Moody
Council on Research and Evaluation Chair

Eric Moody

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (UCEDD)
Laramie, WY