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:
DDD 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.
Dorothy Ackland, Participant, YorkStacy Bliss, Interested Citizen, FremontMike Browne, Family Member, LincolnLinda Clemens, Family Member, AllianceDianne DeLair, Protection & Advocacy, LincolnDiane Focht, Family Member, LincolnJennifer Hansen, Family Member, ElkhornMargaret Huss, Family Member, OmahaKristen Larsen, Developmental Disabilities Council, LincolnJennifer Miller, Statewide Advocacy, BellevueCristal Petersen, Family Member, LincolnLisa Pruitt, Participant, AllianceLorie Regier, Family Member, MadridDebbie Salomon, Family Member, OmahaMark D Shriver, University Center for Excellence, OmahaKizzie Vaughn, Interested Citizen, OmahaSuzanne L Wahlgren, Family Member, GothenburgAngela Willey, Interested Citizen, ElmwoodChristina Zeleski, Participant, Hastings
Member list updated August 2023.
The advisory committee meetings fall under the Nebraska Open Meetings Act. Meetings are held in Conference Room P, at 5220 South 16th St, Lincoln, NE. Meetings are at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Central Time, with public comments being heard at 12:00 PM.
The following meetings are scheduled: