Ann Trudgeon

Center for Interdisciplinary Learning and Leadership
College of Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
PO Box 26901, ROB 342
Oklahoma City, OK 73190-3042
Phone: 405-521-4984
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: September 01, 2011

Ann Trudgeon

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Redlands Partners - Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council
Discipline(s): Advocacy; model program development; information and referral
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Service: Ann Trudgeon is the director of the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council, a partner agency of the University Center for Excellence, Center for Learning and Leadership, funded by the U.S. Administration on Developmental Disabilities. The Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council is a small state agency that has as its mission to promote quality services and programs that enable persons with developmental disabilities to fully realize their maximum potential through increased independence and productivity, as well as through integration and inclusion into the community.



Ann Trudgeon

620 Northwest 42nd Street

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73118

•(405) 528-3474           [email protected]




Superior facilitation, organization and coordination skills; more than 15 years experience in grants administration, legislative analysis, project management, and meeting/conference planning; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong capabilities in management and supervision. Strong interest in community volunteerism.




Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council

Executive Director                                                        November 1993 to present

Grants Manager/Grants Planner                                    August 1989 to November 1993


As Executive Director, responsible for all program functions of the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council, a small, federally-funded state agency with a mandate of advocacy for and with persons with developmental disabilities through systemic and strategic planning; public and private agency and organization collaboration; project and research development, funding and evaluation; and policy planning and development. 


Functions include the management of Council staff, budgeting, accounting, contracts negotiation and other business services.


As Grants Manager/Grants Planning, developed the federally-mandated State Plan for Developmental Disabilities, a strategic planning document that outlines the Council's goals, objectives and activities for the defined period in federal law.  Worked with state agency and private organization personnel to plan and implement innovative model demonstration projects and research projects that would serve persons with disabilities in the community.  These projects were focused in the areas of employment, child development, education, transportation, health, housing, quality assurance, recreation and early intervention.


Dukakis for President, Oklahoma Campaign

Deputy Press Secretary                                                July - November, 1988


Wrote and distributed press releases throughout Oklahoma.  Responsible for issues research.  Kept in daily contact with print and electronic media.  Planned and coordinated press conferences and speaker events.



Smith College Dining Services

Student Catering Coordinator                                       August 1986 - May, 1988


Organized and coordinated student workers for catered campus events.  Hired and trained all workers and certified and submitted payroll for all workers.





President, Consortium of Developmental Disabilities Councils

(a national organization of State Councils on Developmental Disabilities)



Treasurer, Consortium of Developmental Disabilities Councils

1996-1997; 1999-2002


Governor's Appointment, Statewide Independent Living Council

1997 - 2000, 2001 - 2006 

Governor's Appointment, Olmstead Task Force

2002 - 2010 

Legislative Appointment, Oklahoma Court-Appointed Advocates for Vulnerable Adults Board of Directors, 2003-present


211 Statewide Advisory Committee

(statewide information and referral hotline planning committee)

2003 - 2005 

State Department of Education Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - Part B Advisory Committee

2003 - present


Center for Learning and Leadership Policy Planning Committee

2003 - present


Natural Allies State Planning and Resource Team

(child care for children with disabilities planning committee)

2002 - 2003


Governor's Appointment, President's Committee on Mental Retardation State Resource Team

1997 - 1999


Governor's Appointment, Developmental Disabilities Services Division Legislative Study Committee, 1999



Junior League of Oklahoma City                                         

Numerous positions, elected and appointed                               1993 - 2011 

Rainbow Fleet

Board of Directors                                                                    2006 - present


Crown Heights United Methodist Church

Board of Trustees                                                                     2006 - 2009 

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City

Central District Council member                                                1998 - 2002

Community Services Committee Chair                          2000 - 2002


Smith College Alumnae Admissions

National Alumnae Admissions Coordinator                               1998 - 2002

Oklahoma City-area Alumnae Admissions

   Coordinator                                                                           1993 - 2003




SMITH COLLEGE                                                  

Northampton, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Arts received May, 1988

Major: Government/Political Science    

Minor: International Relations