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, FremontLori Broady, Family Member, JohnsonDianne DeLair, Protection & Advocacy, LincolnVicki Depenbursch, Family Member, LincolnDiane Focht, Family Member, LincolnLinda Jespersen, Family Member, AllianceMargaret Huss, Family Member, OmahaKristen Larsen, Developmental Disabilities Council, LincolnCathy Martinez, Family Member, LincolnJennifer Miller, Statewide Advocacy, BellevueLisa Pruitt, Participant, AllianceLorie Regier, Family Member, MadridMary Ann Schiefen, Family Member, Omaha Mark D Shriver, University Center for Excellence, OmahaMichelle Summers, Interested Citizen, Lincoln Kizzie Vaughn, Interested Citizen, OmahaSuzanne L Wahlgren, Family Member, GothenburgAngela Willey, Interested Citizen, ElmwoodChristina Zeleski, Participant, Hastings
Member list updated January 2022.
The advisory committee meetings fall under the Nebraska Open Meetings Act. The following meetings are upcoming; additional information will be added closer to meeting dates.