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
Vice Chair
Parent
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Alyssa Cowin
Secretary
Delaware Health and Social Services
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Linda Heller
Member At-Large
Self-advocate

Members

Lisa Bond
Lisa Bond
Division of Management Services
Karl Booksh
Karl Booksh
Self-advocate
Charles Bryant
Charles Bryant
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Anthony Carter
Anthony Carter
JEVS Support for Independence
Karen Doneker Mancini
Karen Doneker Mancini
Parent
Susannah Eaton-Ryan
Susannah Eaton-Ryan
The Arc of Delaware
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
Daniese McMullin-Powell
Daniese McMullin-Powell
Self-advocate
John McNeal
John McNeal
Self-advocate, State Council for Persons with Disabilities
Mary Ann Mieczkowski
Mary Ann Mieczkowski
Department of Education
Wendy Strauss
Wendy Strauss
Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens
Meedra Surratte
Meedra Surratte
Parent Information Center
Laura Waterland
Laura Waterland
Delaware Disabilities Law Program
Despina Wilson
Despina Wilson
Independent Resources

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