Board of Directors

 

AUCD is governed by an elected Board of Directors that includes professionals, individuals with disabilities, and family members. The Board of Directors has established a number of committees and councils made up of experts in the field to help the Board address emerging trends and issues, and to facilitate communication across and beyond the AUCD network.

 
 
photo of the AUCD Board of Directors
Members of the AUCD Board of Directors
at the 2016 AUCD Conference in Washington, DC

 
 
Board of Directors

Jerry Alliston, PhD (Council Chair: CEDC)
Institute for Disability Studies, The University of Southern Mississippi
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Maria Mercedes Avila, PhD (Council Co-Chair: MCC)
Vermont LEND, University of Vermont
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Harolyn Belcher, MD, MHS (At Large Member)
Kennedy Krieger Institute LEND, Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities UCEDD
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Jack Brandt (Council Co-Chair: COCA)
Disability Policy Specialist for the Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University
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Karen Harris Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP (Council Chair: NTDC)
Associate Director, Virgin Islands UCEDD
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Karen Edwards, MD, MPH (Past-President)
Westchester Institute for Human Development, New York Medical College
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Celia Feinstein, MA (President)
Institute on Disabilities, Temple University
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Amy Hewitt, PhD (Treasurer)
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
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Bruce Keisling, PhD (President-Elect)
Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
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Zipporah Levi-Shackleford, MA (Trainee Representative)
Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University
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Sachin Pavithran, MS (At Large Member)
Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University
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Olivia Raynor, PhD (Past-President)
Tarjan Center, University of California Los Angeles
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Carol Salas Pagan, PsyD (At Large Member)
Puerto Rico University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities/IDD
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Mark Smith, MS (Council Co-Chair: COCA)
Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Marc J Tasse, PhD
Nisonger Center (UCEDD, LEND)
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Stephan Viehweg, ACSW, LCSW (Member at Large)
Riley Child Development Center, Indiana University
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Christine Vining, MS,CCC-SLP (Council Co-Chair: MCC)
Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico
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Philip Wilson, PhD (Secretary)
Human Development Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
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Dan Zhang, PhD (Council Chair: CORE)
Center on Disability and Development
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Executive Director

 
 

AUCD Board Leadership

President Celia Feinstein, MA
Institute on Disabilities
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

President-Elect Bruce Keisling, PhD
Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

Past-President Karen Edwards, MD, MPH
Westchester Institute for Human Development
New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Past-Past-PresidentOlivia Raynor, PhD
Tarjan Center at UCLA
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

SecretaryPhil Wilson, PhD
Human Development Center

Health Sciences Center
Louisiana State Univeristy, Baton Rough, LA

Treasurer Amy Hewitt, PhD
Institute on Community Inclusion
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN