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

Daniel Armstrong, PhD (At-Large Member)
Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami
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Maria Mercedes Avila, PhD (At-Large Member)
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine LEND Program
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Jack Brandt, MS (Council Co-Chair: COLA)
Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University
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Karen Harris Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP (Council Chair: NTDC)
Virgin Islands UCEDD, University of the Virgin Islands
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Celia Feinstein, MA (Past-President)
Institute on Disabilities, Temple University
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Tawara D. Goode, MA (At-Large Member)
Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University
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Amy Hewitt, PhD (President-Elect)
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
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Bruce Keisling, PhD (President)
Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
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Angela Martin, LMSW (Council Co-Chair: COLA)
Developmental Disabilities Institute, Wayne State University
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Meagan Orsag, PhD (Council Chair: CEDC)
Center on Disability and Development, Texas A&M University
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Sachin Pavithran, PhD (Secretary)
Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University
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Sheida K. Raley, MEd (Board Trainee Representative)
Schiefelbush Institute for Lifespan Studies, Kansas UCEDD
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Carol Salas Pagan, PsyD (At-Large Member)
Puerto Rico UCEDD, University of Puerto Rico
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Marc J. Tasse, PhD (At-Large Member)
Nisonger Center, The Ohio State University
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Stephan Viehweg, MSW, ACSW, LCSW (Treasurer)
Riley Child Development Center, Indiana University
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Christine Vining, PhD, CCC-SLP (Council Co-Chair: MCC)
Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico
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Derrick Willis, MPA (Council Co-Chair: MCC)
Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa
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Dan Zhang, PhD (Council Chair: CORE)
Center on Disability and Development, Texas A&M University
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Executive Director

 
 

AUCD Board Leadership

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

President-Elect Amy Hewitt, PhD
Institute on Community Inclusion
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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

SecretarySachin Pavithran, MS
Center for Persons with Disabilities
Utah State University
Logan, UT

Treasurer Stephan Viehweg, MSW
Riley Child Development Center
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN