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 and councils 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 of Directors

Daniel Armstrong, PhD (President-elect)
Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami

Martin "Marty" Blair, PhD (At-Large Member)
The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, University of Montana

Gail Chödrön, PhD (At-Large Member)
Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jacy Farkas, MA (Council Chair: MCC)
Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Disabilities, University of Arizona

Jeiri Flores (Council Co-Chair: COLA)
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of Rochester

Tawara D. Goode, MA (President)
Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University

Ronda Jenson, PhD (Council Chair: CORE )
Institute for Human Development at Northern Arizona University

Eileen McGrath, PhD (Council Chair: NTDC)
University of Arizona LEND

Colleen McLaughlin, MEd (At-Large Member)
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University

Susanna Miller-Raines, MSW (Council Chair: CEDC)
Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University

Elizabeth Morgan, EdM, (Emerging Leader Member)
Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the UC Davis MIND Institute, UC Davis Health System

Scott Pomeroy, MD, PhD (At-Large Member)
Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Linda Russo, MAEd (Council Co-Chair: COLA)
Civitan-Sparks Clinics, The University of Alabama

Carol Salas Pagan, PsyD (Secretary / Treasurer)
Puerto Rico UCEDD, University of Puerto Rico

Derrick Willis, MPA (At-Large Member)
Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa


Executive Director


AUCD Board Leadership

Tawara D. Good, MA
Center for Child and Human Development
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Daniel Armstrong, PhD
Mailman Center for Child Development
University of Miami
Miami, FL 

Secretary / Treasurer
Carol Salas Pagan, PsyD
Puerto Rico UCEDD
University of Puerto Rico
San Juan, PR

Executive Committee Representative
Martin Blair, PhD
The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
University of Montana
Missoula, MT


Annual Report



AUCD Annual Report 2018

AUCD is pleased to present our annual report for FY 2018. Learn about the individuals and initiatives that make AUCD such a force for people with disabilities and their families around the world.


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