Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

DDPC Council Membership
DDPC Council Membership
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The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act) requires that more than 60% of DDPC members be individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilties or the family member of a person with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council members are volunteers, appointed by the Governor, who are individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and family members of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities as well as State agencies and other service provider organizations.

In addition to the Governor-appointed members, there are four other categories of membership as listed below. Our diverse membership ensures input from individuals representing many different skills and life experiences.
 

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COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON
James Traylor
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COUNCIL VICE-CHAIRPERSON
Thomas F. Burke
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CAUCUS CHAIRPERSON
Lisa M. Severino
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AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES
Honorable Anthony J. Annucci
Acting Commissioner - NYS Dept. of Corrections

Honorable Kerry Delaney
Acting Commissioner - NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

Honorable Matthew J. Driscoll
Commissioner - NYS Department of Transportation

Honorable MaryEllen Elia
Commissioner - NYS Education Department

Honorable Denise Miranda
Executive Director - NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

Honorable Greg Olsen
Acting Director - NYS Office for Aging

Honorable Samuel D. Roberts
Commissioner - NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

Honorable RuthAnne Visnauskus
Commissioner - NYS Homes and Community Renewal

Honorable Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D.
Commissioner - NYS Department of Health

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PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY REPRESENTATIVES
Timothy A. Clune, Esq.
Executive Director
Disability Rights New York
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CAUCUS MEMBERS
Shameka Andrews
Peter Cole
Jennifer C. Dahlstrom
David Feickert, Jr.
Lisa M. Fertal
Stuart Flaum
Tamelia Laquana Fritz
Shirley Goddard
Lacey Lautenschlager
Aimee M. Levesque
Megan Meyer
Wendy Orzel
Lisa M. Severino
Deirdre Staley
Jennifer C. Thau
C. Cora True-Frost
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UNIVERSITY CENTERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN DD MEMBERS
Susan Fox, PhD
President and CEO - Westchester Institute for Human Development

Theodore Kastner, M.D.
Director - Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence

Stephen B. Sulkes, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics - Strong Center Developmental Disabilities