Advisory Committee 2013-2018

Partner Representation

Members

Adult with Deaf-Blindness

Aubre Watts

Parents

Cindy Williamson
Valerie Yerks

Family/Consumer Support Organizations

Matt Nalker, The Arc of MS
Lisa Burck, The Arc MS
Sam Gleese, NFB – MS Chapter/Americans with Disabilities - Jackson, MS
Pam Dollar, MS Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
Ralph Smitherman, MS Council for the Blind

Mississippi Department of Health –
Part C Lead (MDH)

Dr. Beryl Polk

 

Mississippi Department of Education -
Part B Lead (MDE)

 

Gretchen Cagle, State Office
Dr. Gussie Farris, Coahoma County School District
Dr. Jocelyn Whipps, Hinds County School District
Lynn Slay, Madison County School District
JoAnn Malone, MS School for the Blind
Claudia Hollingsworth, MS School for the Blind
Dr. Sandra Edwards, MS School for the Deaf
Allison Moffett, MS School for the Blind
Eddie Spann

Mississippi Department of Mental Health -
DD Division (MDMH-DD)

 

Ashley Lacoste, Home and Community Based Waiver

Mississippi Department of Mental Health –
Bureau of Mental Retardation

 

Matt Armstrong

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS)

Butch McMillan

 

Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities

 

Charles Hughes

Association for Providing Supports to Employment (APSE), MS Chapter

 

Mike Montgomery

Service Providing Agency Representatives

Danny Cowart, Brandi’s Hope
Private Home and Community Based Waiver Services

Colleges
      Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
      Early Oral Intervention
      Institute for Disability Studies
      Low Vision Research Center
      T.K. Martin Center for Assistive Tech.

 
Dr. Diane Fisher, The University of Southern Mississippi
Dr. Christina Perigoe, The University of Southern Mississippi
Dr. Beth Bryan-Claxton, The University of Southern Mississippi
B.J. LeJeune, Mississippi State University
Janie Cirlot-New, Mississippi State University

Community Colleges
      Interpreting Training Program

Sandra Hester, Hind County Community College