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 2015-2016 AUCD Board of Directors
at the 2015 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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Brent Askvig, PhD (Secretary)
North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, Minot State University
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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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Leslie Cohen, JD (Past-Past President)
Sonoran UCEDD, University of Arizona
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Karen Edwards, MD, MPH (President)
Westchester Institute for Human Development, New York Medical College
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Cynthia Ellis, MD (At Large Member)
Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Celia Feinstein, MA (President-Elect)
Institute on Disabilities, Temple University
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Amy Hewitt, PhD (Member at Large)
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
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Bruce Keisling, PhD (Treasurer)
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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Dawn Olson, BS (Council Co-Chair: COCA)
North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, Minot State University
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Olivia Raynor, PhD (Past-President)
Tarjan Center, University of California Los Angeles
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Michelle Schladant, PhD (Council Chair: NTDC)
Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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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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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 (At Large Member)
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

 
 

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AUCD Board Leadership

PresidentKaren Edwards, MD, MPH
Vice President for Education, Training and Research & LEND Program Director
Westchester Institute for Human Development
New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

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

Past-Past-PresidentLeslie Cohen, JD
UCEDD Director
Sonoran UCEDD
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Secretary

Brent Askvig, PhD
UCEDD Director
North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Minot State University, Minot, ND

TreasurerBruce Keisling, PhD
Associate Director (UCEDD & LEND) 

Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities 
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN