Arkansas Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

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Council Information

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Current Governor Appointees to the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities:

Carrie Hollis-Anthony, Hot Springs.  Non Profit. Special Education Instructor, First Step, Inc. Appointment expires December 1, 2022.

Katherine Donoven, Sherwood. Parent Advocate. Attorney, Donoven Law, Little Rock, AR. Appointment expires December 1, 2021.
**Selected by Governor to serve as Chairperson.

Syrad Evans, Fayetteville.  Non Profit. Chief Executive Officer, Arkansas Support Network. Appointment expires December 1, 2020.

Cynthia Fong, Maumelle.  Parent Advocate. Appointment expires December 1, 2023.

C.W. Gardenhire, Beebe.  Parent Advocate. Alternate Education Advisor, AR Department of Education. Appointment expires December 1, 2019.

Mark George, Little Rock. Parent Advocate. Investment Advisor, Heritage Asset Managers, Inc. Appointment expires December 1, 2019.

Ke’Arus Henderson, Little Rock.  Sellf Advocate. Appointment expires December 1, 2023.

Kacey Hodges, Springdale.  Self Advocate. Appointment expires December 1, 2020.

Kimberly Horton, Malvern.  Parent Advocate. Appointment expires December 1, 2022.

Ludwik Kozlowski, Jr., North Little Rock. Self Advocate. Business Analyst, Centene Corporation. Appointment expires December 1, 2019.
**Selected by Governor to serve as Vice-Chairman.

Annette Mencer, Benton.  Parent Advocate. Guidance Counselor and Testing Coordinator, Rite of Passage, Inc. Appointment expires December 1, 2022.

Ann Price, North Little Rock.  Self Advocate. Appointment expires December 1, 2020.

Heather Shrader, Batesville.  Parent Advocate. Appointment expires December 1, 2023.

Christopher Tebbetts, Mountain View.  Self Advocate. Appointment expires December 1, 2022.

Maria Villagran, Lowell.  Parent Advocate. Appointment expires December 1, 2021.

Judy Watson, Hope.  Institution - Parent or Guardian. Chief Executive Officer, Rainbow of Challenges, Inc. /Omega Home, Inc., Hope, AR. Appointment expires December 1, 2021.

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DD Network representatives:

David Deere, Director, Partners for Inclusive Communities; University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Appointment expires December 1, 2019.

Tom Masseau, Executive Director, Disability Rights of Arkansas; State Protection & Advocacy System.  Appointment expires December 1, 2020.

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Per EO 15-19, Council members representing principal state agencies shall be appointed by the Governor without a term expiration date and shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
 

Craig Cloud, Director, Division of Provider Services & Quality Assurance, Arkansas Department of Human Services

Alan McClain, Commissioner, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services; Parent Advocate.

Toni Roy, Policy Development Coordinator, Division of Medical Services, Program Development & Quality Assurance, Arkansas Department of Human Services; Parent Advocate

Rhonda Saunders, Coordinator, Special Education Division, Arkansas Department of Education.

Melissa Stone, Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services, Arkansas Department of Human Services.
 

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