As a collaborative leader, I intend to work with my fellow board members and AAIDD staff to ensure that the strategic and operational goals of the organization can be accomplished through clear and effective communication, financial planning and processes.
Serving as a board member, I look forward to helping to make sure AAIDD continues to be a national and global leader in providing information and policy direction in support of people with IDD and their families.
National Core Indicators, Human Services Research Institute (Cambridge, MA)Clinical
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of
Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) (Charlestown, MA)
Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research, EK Shriver Center,
(Health Administration) – Suffolk University
(Occupational Therapy) – Columbia University
(Human Physiology) – McGill University
been a member since 2002, and have attended and presented at multiple annual
meetings. I have been an active participant on AAIDD work groups, particularly
the Health and Wellness Action Group’s work to develop preventive screening
guidance for AAIDD members.
I attended at presented at the AAIDD sponsored National Goals Meeting,
contributing to the Long Term Supports and Services working group’s
presentation, and publications.
2001 LEND Fellow - EK Shriver Center, UMMS
2008 Fulbright New Zealand, Ian Axford Fellow in Public Policy