2016 AUCD Board of Directors

AUCD is governed by an elected Board of Directors that includes professionals,individuals with disabilities, trainees and early career professionals, 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.

Board of Directors

Jerry Alliston, PhD (Council Chair: CEDC)
Institute for Disability Studies, The University of Southern Mississippi

Brent Askvig, PhD (Secretary)
North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, Minot State University

Maria Mercedes Avila, PhD (Council Co-Chair: MCC)
Vermont LEND, University of Vermont

Harolyn Belcher, MD, MHS (At Large Member)
Kennedy Krieger Institute LEND, Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities UCEDD

Leslie Cohen, JD (Past-Past President)
Sonoran UCEDD, University of Arizona

Karen Edwards, MD, MPH (President)
Westchester Institute for Human Development, New York Medical College

Cynthia Ellis, MD (At Large Member)
Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Celia Feinstein, MA (President-Elect)
Institute on Disabilities, Temple University

Amy Hewitt, PhD (Member at Large)
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota

Bruce Keisling, PhD (Treasurer)
Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Zipporah Levi-Shackleford, MA (Trainee Representative)
Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dawn Olson, BS (Council Co-Chair: COCA)
North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, Minot State University

Olivia Raynor, PhD (Past-President)
Tarjan Center, University of California Los Angeles

Michelle Schladant, PhD (Council Chair: NTDC)
Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Mark Smith, MS (Council Co-Chair: COCA)
Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Stephan Viehweg, ACSW, LCSW (Member at Large)
Riley Child Development Center, Indiana University

Christine Vining, MS,CCC-SLP (Council Co-Chair: MCC)
Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico

Philip Wilson, PhD (At Large Member)
Human Development Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Dan Zhang, PhD (Council Chair: CORE)
Center on Disability and Development

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Andrew J. Imparato, JD
Executive Director