Board of Directors


AUCD staff photo

AUCD Board at the 2019 Conference:

L-R (back row): Derrick Willis, Ronda Jenson, Amy Hewitt, Sheida Raley, Bruce Keisling, Sachin Pavithran, Jacy Farkas, Scott Pomeroy, Tawara D. Goode, Marty Blair, Eileen McGrath, Carol Salas Pagan, Stephan Viehweg

(front row):
Gail Chodron, Marc J. Tasse, Angela Martin, Elizabeth Morgan, Maria Mercedes Avila, Meagan Orsag, Jack Brandt.


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 (At-Large Member)
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-Elect)
Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University

Amy Hewitt, PhD (Past-President)
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota

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

Angela Martin, LMSW (Council Co-Chair: COLA)
Developmental Disabilities Institute, Wayne State University

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

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

Meagan Orsag, PhD (Council Chair: CEDC)
Center on Disability and Development, Texas A&M University

Sachin Pavithran, PhD (President)
Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University

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

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

Derrick Willis, MPA (Council Co-Chair: MCC)
Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa


Executive Director


AUCD Board Leadership

President Sachin Pavithran, PhD
Center for Persons with Disabilities
Utah State University
Logan, UT

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

Past-President Amy Hewitt, PhD
Institute on Community Inclusion
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

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

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


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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