Council Members and Staff

Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities

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Jaime Daignault

Executive Director
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Beth Kessler

Family Engagement Director
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Carrie Salehiamin

Operations Manager
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Leslie Sutton

Policy Director
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Ryley Newport

Communications Director

Inclusive Child Care Program

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Melinda Benson

Program Coordinator
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Sieu Inac

Inclusive Child Care Specialist
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Trish Roussel

Inclusive Child Care Specialist
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Susie Goodell

Inclusive Support Specialist

Council Members

As required in the DD Act (PL 106-402), not less than 60% of our members represent people experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), parents of people with IDD, or immediate family members. Other required members include our AIDD Network Partners, representatives of state agencies that administer federal funds related to people with disabilities, and community partners concerned with services for people with IDD.

Council members complete an application and interview process. If approved, members are appointed by the Governor to serve up to two four-year terms. We periodically recruit new members when membership terms expire. If you are interested in applying for Council membership, please contact us at

Executive Leaders

Monica B. Cox, Chair, Family Member (12-16-2015 to 12-15-2019)
Daniel L. Alrick, Vice Chair, Self Advocate (10-23-2015 to 10-22-2019)

AIDD Network Partners

Gordon Magella, Disability Rights Oregon (5-6-2018 – 5-6-2022)
Alice L. Miller, OHSU UCEDD (4-1-2017 to 3-31-2021)
Christopher J. Murray, University of Oregon UCEDD (7-28-2017 to 7-27-2021)


Jordan C. Lawson, Self-Advocate (10-23-2015 to 10-22-2019)
Kaaren Londahl, Self-Advocate (8-10-2012 to 8-9-2016 & 8-10-2016 to 8-10-2020)
Andrea Joyce, Self-Advocate (10-20-2012 to 10-19-2016 & 10-20-2016 to 10-19-2020)
Nick Kaasa, Self-Advocate (7-31-2013 to 7-30-2017 & 7-31-2017 to 7-30-2021)
Sherri A. Osburn, Self-Advocate (9-1-2010 to 8-31-2014 & 9-1-2014 to 8-31-2018)
Vacant, Self-Advocate
Lindsay R. Stephens, Self-Advocate (8-5-2016 to 8-4-2020)
Daniel L. Tucker, Self-Advocate (1-27-2014 to 1-26-2018 & 1-27-2018 to 1-26-2022)

State Agency Representatives

Anna S. Lansky, Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Developmental Disabilities (4-08-2015 to 4-7-2019)
Julie A. Jacobs, DHS, Aging and People with Disabilities (12-16-2015 to 12-15-2019)
Ben Hoffman, Title V Maternal and Child Health Program, Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN) (3-29-2018 to 3-28-2022)
Jeremy M. Wells, Oregon Department of Education (6-30-2014 to 6-29-2018 & 6-30-2018 to 6-29-2022)
Ann Balzell, Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services (pending)

Family Members

Sean A. Kriloff, Family Member (12-16-2015 to 12-15-2019)
Emily Braman, Family Member (8-13-18 to 12-15-2019)
Nicola Spears, Family Member (pending)
Caitlin M. Shockley, Family Member (12-16-2015 to 12-15-2019)
Noelle Sisk, Family Member (10-20-2012 to 10-19-2016 & 10-20-2016 to 10-19-2020)
Jeff E. Sneddon, Family Member (1-10-2012 to 1-9-2016 & 1-10-2016 to 1-9-2020)
Stephanie A. Utzman, Family Member (7-31-2013 to 7-30-2017 & 7-31-2017 to 7-30-2021)
Emilie T. Wylde, Family Member (4-1-2017 to 3-31-2021)
Rosa Belem Ochoa, Family Member (pending)

Community Partners

Sarah P. Noack, Brokerage (2-11-2016 to 2-10-2020)
Bernie L. Wilson, Service Provider (8-1-2013 to 7-31-2017 & 8-1-2017 to 7-31-2021)
Mohammad Bader, Community Developmental Disability Program (CDDP) (8-5-2016 to 8-4-2020)

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