Collage of CAC members

Members of the Community Advisory Council partner with CDS to advance its mission. The council includes individuals with developmental and related disabilities who serve as self-advocates; parents and other family members of individuals with developmental disabilities; representatives from disability-related training, service and advocacy organizations; state agency representatives; and others who advocate on behalf of people with disabilities.

Officers

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Cory Nourie
Chair
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
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Ira Shepherd II
Vice Chair
Self-advocate
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Deborah Dunlap
Secretary
Parent
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Linda Heller
Member At-Large
Self-advocate

Members

Lisa Bond
Lisa Bond
Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities
Karl Booksh
Karl Booksh
Self-advocate
Deborah Bradl
Deborah Bradl
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Parent
Charles Bryant
Charles Bryant
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Anthony Carter
Anthony Carter
JEVS Support for Independence
Alyssa Cowin
Alyssa Cowin
Delaware Health and Social Services
Jessica Davenport
Jessica Davenport
Self-advocate
Anne Dunlap
Anne Dunlap
Self-advocate
Susannah Eaton-Ryan
Susannah Eaton-Ryan
The Arc of Delaware
Monica Edgar
Monica Edgar
Self-advocate, United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware Inc.
Carmella Giddins-Jones
Carmella Giddins-Jones
Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services, Parent
Stephen Groff
Stephen Groff
Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance
Terri Hancharick
Terri Hancharick
Parent
Brigitte Hancharick
Brigitte Hancharick
Self-advocate
Kathy Hughes
Kathy Hughes
Family member
Nancy Lemus
Nancy Lemus
Parent
Jane Luke
Jane Luke
Parent
Daniel Madrid
Daniel Madrid
Delaware Health and Social Services
Pat Maichle
Pat Maichle
Developmental Disabilities Council, Parent
Karen Mancini
Karen Mancini
Parent
Daniese McMullen-Powell
Daniese McMullen-Powell
Self-advocate
Mary Ann Mieczkowski
Mary Ann Mieczkowski
Department of Education
Sandra Miller
Sandra Miller
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Jill Rogers
Jill Rogers
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Wendy Strauss
Wendy Strauss
Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens
Meedra Surratte
Meedra Surratte
Parent Information Center
Kim Williams
Kim Williams
Parent, State representative

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