Consumer Advisory Council

Consumer involvement and input is a crucial component of any UCEDD program. The UConn UCEDD Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) represents individuals with developmental disabilities in the state, including those who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

CAC members serve as a link to both consumers and organizations. They encourage others to participate in UConn UCEDD activities and represent their own interests related to disability issues, as well as the interests of their communities. In addition, CAC members play an active role in the development of the UConn UCEDD's five year strategic plan.

CAC Members

Anton Alerte  - UConn School of Medicine
Emily Ball  - Youth Outreach Coordinator PATH CT
Julie Ball  - Parent
Linda Barry  - UConn Health, Office of Multicultural and Community Affairs
Chris Blake  - Self Advocate
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Alexia Antczak Boukoms  - Self Advocate
Lakeesha Brown is the associate vice president for Human Resources at UConn Health. October 19, 2021 (Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health photo)
Lakeesha Brown  - Vice President of Human Resources
Scott Brown  - Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology Emeritus
Karen Carney  - Family Representative, Advisory Board
Molly Cole  - Executive Director, CT State Independent Living Council
Tom Cosker  - Advocate, Disability Rights Connecticut
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Nicole Cossett  - Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
Caitlin Daikus  - Special Olympics Connecticut, Inc.
Peter Deckers  - Parent, Retired Dean of UConn Health School of Medicine
Denise Drummond  - Legislative Policy Analyst
Edwin "Win" Evarts  - The ARC of Connecticut
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Adriana Fontaine  - Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC)
Walter Glomb  - Executive Director, Council on Developmental Disabilities
Bryan Klimkiewicz  - CT State Department of Education Bureau of Special Education Chief
Diana LaRocco  - Dean, Goodwin University and Director, Goodwin Institute for Learning Innovation
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Nanfi Lubogo  - PATH Parent to Parent/Family Voices of Ct, Inc.
Quiana Mayo  - Parent / Advocate
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Kim Mearman  - Parent / Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
Cristina Mogro-Wilson  - Professor at University of Connecticut
Stephen Morris  - Executive Director of Favarh - The Arc of The Farmington Valley
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Antonio Orriola  - Self Advocate
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Regina Owusu  - Department of Public Health
Allyson Powell   - UConn Health's Employee Assistance Program and Adoption Assistance Program
Deborah Richards - Consultant
Lolli Ross - Parent
Martina Seminara  - Self Advocate
Abby Senich  - Self Advocate
Ann Smith  - Executive Director AFCAMP
Christine Sullivan  - Parent, Education Attorney
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Michelle Thomas-Kilgore  - Tribal Council Chief of Staff, Mashantucket Pequot Tribe
Crystal Whipple  - Tribal Councilor at Mashantucket Pequot Tribe