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LEADERSHIP

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Leadership Spotlight

Steve Gieber, Executive Director, Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities; President, NACDD Board of Directors

“Leadership is an activity, not a position, anyone can exercise leadership at any time.” (Kansas Leadership Center)

Board of Directors

Board of Directors – FY 2020

President: Steve Gieber, Executive Director, KS
Vice President: Dan Shannon, Executive Director, MA
Secretary: Charles Hughes, Executive Director, MS
Treasurer: Julie Horntvedt, Executive Director, ND
Immediate Past President: Shannon Buller, Executive Director, WY

At-Large Directors

Valarie Bishop, Executive Director, SC

Vicky Davidson, Executive Director, MO

Kimberly Mercer-Schleider, Executive Director, IL

Santa Perez, Council Member, NV

Eric Stoker, Information Specialist, UT

Beth Swedeen, Executive Director, WI

Ann Trudgeon, Executive Director, OK

Committee Leadership

Audit Committee

Chair: Dan Shannon, Executive Director, MA

The Audit Committee consists of three to five members and shall be responsible for the selection of the independent auditor, the review and monitoring of the Corporation’s response to the audit recommendations and/or findings, and the review and assessment of internal organizational policies regarding risk management, code of conduct and processes for handling of external and internal complaints with regard to auditing matters. The Audit Committee shall be chaired by the Vice President; and the Treasurer shall not be a member of this committee.

Finance Committee

Chair: Julie Horntvedt, Executive Director, ND

The Finance Committee consists of five to nine members and shall be responsible for working with the CEO on the development of the Corporation’s annual budget; monitoring the financial status of the organization; developing a membership dues structure and approving investment options. The Treasurer of the Corporation shall serve as the Chair of the Finance Committee; and the Audit Committee Chair (Vice President) shall not be a member of the Committee. The Finance Committee shall work closely with the chief executive officer, who is ex officio to the Finance Committee and not permitted to vote. The Finance Committee shall report on its activities at Board of Directors and Membership meetings.

Member Services Committee

Chair: Kirsten Murphy, Executive Director, VT

The Member Services Committee consists of seven to twenty members and shall be responsible for soliciting, prioritizing and recommending strategies to the Board for improving Council performance and meeting the spirit and intent of the DD Act. The Members Services Committee Chair shall be appointed by the Board; the Member Services Committee Chair shall appoint the Committee Vice-Chair.

Public Policy Committee

Chair: Kristin Britton, Deputy Director/Director of Public Policy, MA

The Public Policy Committee consists of seven to twenty members and shall be responsible for considering DD Act and other public policy priorities of the Corporation, recommending public policy positions to the Board and advising the Board on a recommended public policy/legislative agenda each year. The Public Policy Committee Chair shall be appointed by the Board; the Public Policy Committee Chair shall appoint the Committee Vice-Chair.

Self-Advocacy Committee

Chair: Eric Stoker, Information Specialist, UT

The SAC is open to Executive Directors, Council staff and other advocates with an interest in self-advocacy/advocacy as it relates to State/Territory Developmental Disabilities Councils. The SAC supports Councils in their work around self-advocacy by identifying best practices (what is working/not working in the SA movement from DD Council perspective), sharing information and making recommendations for and working collaboratively with AIDD on supporting self-advocacy across all State/Territory Developmental Disabilities Councils.