The Advisory Committee on Developmental Disabilities is governed by Nebraska Revised Statute §83-1212.01.
The advisory committee advises DHHS on funding and delivery of services. This includes:
DHHS-DD informs the advisory committee of proposed changes at least thirty days before changes start so the advisory committee may respond.
The advisory committee includes representatives of:
There may be up to 15 additional members. At least 51% of members are people with developmental disabilities and their family members.
Members are appointed by the Governor for three year terms, with a designated chairperson.
Lori Broady, Family Member, Johnson
Lorrie Bryant, Interested Citizen, Lincoln
Gail "Butch" Crookedfoot, Participant, Sidney
Diana DeLair, Protection & Advocacy, Lincoln
William Ehegartner, Interested Citizen, Papillion
Diane Focht, Family Member, Lincoln
Linda Jespersen, Family Member, Alliance
Margaret Huss, Family Member, Omaha
Kristen Larsen, Developmental Disabilities Council, Lincoln
Cathy Martinez, Family Member, Lincoln
Norma Mercer, Family Member, Beatrice
Jennifer Miller, Statewide Advocacy, Bellevue
Lisa Pruitt, Participant, Alliance
Mary Ann Schiefen, Family Member, Omaha
Janelle N Smith, Family Member, Lincoln
Wayne A Stuberg, University of Excellence, Omaha
Joseph Valenti, Family Member, Omaha
Angela Willey, Interested Citizen, Elmwood
Member list last updated November 2018.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 – Lower Level C, Nebraska State Office Building, Lincoln, NE
Thursday, February 13, 2020 – Lower Level B, Nebraska State Office Building, Lincoln, NE
Thursday, April 23, 2020 – TBD