The Advisory Committee on Developmental Disabilities is governed by Nebraska Revised Statute §83-1212.01.
Do you have a passion to ensure people with developmental disabilities get the best possible services and supports?
Would you like to advise and oversee DDD's quality management plan?
Do you consider yourself an advocate?
The DD Advisory Committee currently has an opening in the role of “Interested Citizen" to serve a three-year term. To continue our efforts of making sure we have representation from across the state, we are especially interested in applicants from the northern, central, or western parts of Nebraska.
Committee members are appointed by the Governor. To be considered for this position, apply on the Governor's Boards and Commissions webpage. You can fill out the form online OR print a pdf.
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.
Lori Broady, Family Member, JohnsonGail "Butch" Crookedfoot, Participant, SidneyDiana DeLair, Protection & Advocacy, LincolnVicki Depenbursch, Family Member, LincolnDiane Focht, Family Member, Lincoln Linda Jespersen, Family Member, AllianceMargaret Huss, Family Member, OmahaKristen Larsen, Developmental Disabilities Council, Lincoln Cathy 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, LincolnSuzanne L Wahlgren, Family Member, GothenburgAngela Willey, Interested Citizen, Elmwood
Member list updated February 2021.
The advisory committee meetings fall under the Nebraska Open Meetings Act. Due to COVID-19, Governor Ricketts issued Executive order No. 21-02 with gives public boards and the flexibility to hold virtual meetings through April 31, 2021.