Community Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) guides the work of MI-DDI, ensuring the voices of Michigan residents with disabilities, their families, friends, and supporters are heard. The CAC assures that individual, group, and community concerns and needs are addressed by the work of MI-DDI as it executes its five-year strategic plan.

List of CAC members

Name Organizational Affiliation
Leslynn Angel MI-UCP
Ed Carlson Peer Mentor/Self-Advocate
Alice Frame Michigan Department of Health and Human Services/Self-Advocate
Jill Gerrie The Arc Michigan
Jennifer Hirst Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Brenda Jegede Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council
Chris Lerchen Family Member
LuAnn Loy Partners in Policymaking/Family Member
Mark McWilliams Disability Rights Michigan
Neva Nahan Wayne State University, School of Social Work/Family Member
Christopher Samp City of Detroit, Office of Disability Affairs/Self-Advocate
Robert Stein Michigan Assisted Living Association
Jillian Trumbull Oakland Community Health Network
Jane Turner Pediatrician, MI-LEND Co-Director
Barbara Valliere UCP Michigan/Self-Advocate
Janey Vermeulen Peer Mentor/Self-Advocate
Rita Walters Michigan State University/Family Member
Denise White-Perkins Henry Ford Health System