Arkansas Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

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Council Information

Please watch the video below about the Arkansas Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities to learn more.

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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.

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

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.  Self-Advocate. Appointment expires December 1, 2018.

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

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

Chris Johnson, North Little Rock.  Parent Advocate. Chief Financial Officer, Dillard’s, Inc. Appointment expires December 1, 2018.  **Selected by Governor to serve as Chairman.

Ludwik Kozlowski, Jr., North Little Rock. Self-Advocate. Business Analyst, Centene Corporation. Appointment expires December 1, 2019.

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

Andrea Reaves, Benton.  Self-Advocate. Appointment expires December 1, 2020.

Stacey Sebree, Little Rock.  Parent Advocate. Appointment expires December 1, 2018. 
**Selected by Governor to serve as Vice-Chairman.

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 Aging and Adult Services, 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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