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Developmental Disabilities Council



Council Membership

According to Federal Law, the state council representing individuals with developmental disabilities must be composed of no less than sixty percent of people who are:

  • individuals with developmental disabilities;
  • parents or guardians of children with developmental disabilities; or
  • immediate relatives or guardians of adults with mentally impairing developmental disabilities who cannot advocate for themselves;
  • individuals must not be employees of a state agency that receives funds or provides services under this subtitle, and who are not managing employees (as defined in section 1126(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.132a-5(b)) of any other entity that receives funds or provides services under this subtitle.

If you are interested in becoming of a member of the Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council, please complete a Board and Commissions Application.

Current Council Members

Individuals with a developmental disability:

Maitri Campbell
Monica Edgar
Alvin R. Emory, Jr.
Karen Gallagher
Derrick George
Laura Greene

Individual now/ever in an Institution

Karen Gallagher

Consumer:

Daniese McMullin-Powell

Parents or guardians of a child with a developmental disability, or immediate relatives or guardians of an adult with a mentally impairing developmental disability who cannot advocate for himself or herself:

Mary Bonk
Terri Hancharick
Michael Harris
Rick Kosmalski
Nancy Lemus
Debra McCann

Carrie Melchisky
Angela Mitchell
Shawn Rohe
Steven Yeatman, (Chair)

Members in accordance with other Federal requirements:

DD University-Affiliated Program:
Beth Mineo, Center for Disabilities Studies/University of Delaware

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act:
Dale Matusevich

Local and Non-Governmental Agency concerned with services for people with DD:
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Older Americans Act of 1965:
Carol Barnett, Division of Services for Aging and Adult with Physical Disabilities

Private Non-Profit Agency:
Katie Macklin

Protection and Advocacy:
Laura Waterland Community Legal Aid Society, Inc./Disabilities Law Program

Rehabilitation Act of 1973:
HarrietAnn Litwin

Title V of the SS Act/ Maternal and Child Health:
Karen McGloughlin, Division of Public Health

Title XIX of the SS Act/ Medicaid:
Katie Howe, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services




 
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