Community Advisory Council


Based on their understanding if the DD Act and the goals of the Center, the Community Advisory Council:

  • Consults with the CLD Director regarding the development of the Center’s five-year plan
  • Reviews and comments annually on the Center’s progress in meeting the projected goals contained in the five-year plan
  • Makes recommendations to the CLD Director regarding any proposed revisions of the five-year plan
  • Meets as necessary to carry out the role of the Council; but at least three times a year
  • Conducts an annual review of the CLD Director
  • Advocates for, and on behalf of, the Center and its work
  • Supports and contributes to development activities of the Center
  • Advises and informs the CLD Director regarding other relevant organizations, programs, networks or activities that may provide opportunities for Center collaboration.


CAC Representation Across the State of Georgia

A map of CLD CAC representation from across the state.

Executive Committee
Ken Mitchell, Chair
Sheetul Wall, Vice-Chair

Patricia Lanaspa, Past Chair
Radha Vettraino, Membership Chair


Community Council Members
Renita Bundrage
Jane Grillo

Nancy Gore

Ernest Hopkins
Robbie Huff
Nalini Isaac

Nandi Isaac
Marian Jackson
Elizabeth Labbe-Webb

Paige McKay Kubik
Volly Nelson
Janice Nodvin

Ben Oxley
Yvette Pegues
Steven Staud

Kimberly Walton
Lisa Wyatt


DD Network Representatives
Zolinda Stoneman, Ph.D., Institute on Human Development & Disability

Becky Brightwell, designee, Institute on Human Development & Disability at UGA
Eric Jacobson, Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
Ruby Moore, Georgia Advocacy Office
Renee Pruitt, designee, Georgia Advocacy Office

Katie Chandler, designee, Georgia Advocacy Office


Organization Representatives
Bernard Baker, People First of Georgia

Kate Brady, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Jennie Couture, Bright from the Start
Claire Dees, SPECTRUM Autism Support Group
Deborah Gay, Georgia Department of Education
Kim Gibson, disABILITY LINK
Frank Kirkland, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Mary McLaughlin, LSCW, Georgia State University
Liz Persaud, Tools for Life
Carolyn Phillips, Tools for Life

Danny Housley, designee, Tools for Life

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