Council Members

Council Members as of August 2017:


  • Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones, University of Kentucky
  • Dr. Gregory Barnes, University of Louisville


  • Myra Melton, Department for Juvenile Justice
  • Michelle Anderson, Department for Community Based Services
  • Amy Cooper-Puckett, Office of Autism
  • Sherri Brothers, ARC of Kentucky
  • Mary Karen Stumbo,  Citizen-at-Large
  • Anna Whites, Citizen-at-Large
  • Dr. Allen Brenzel, Dept. Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Dr. Scott Tomchek, University of Louisville Weisskopf CEC
  •  Melanie Tyner-Wilson, Citizen-at-Large
  • Ben Boggs, Educational Professional Standards Board
  • Lucy Heskins, Department of Public Protection
  • Dr. Gail Williams, University of Louisville Weisskopf CEC
  • Dr. Larry Taylor, KY Autism Training Center
  • Dr. Jonathan Campbell, UK
  • Jeffery Coles,  Department for Education
  • Tal Curry, Department for Public Health
  • Lori Gresham, Department for Medicaid Services
  • Spenser Clark, Self-Advocate
  • Brittany Granville, Self-Advocate
  • Donovan Burton, Parent Representative CCDD
  • Mary Lloyd Moore, Citizen-at-Large
  • Dana Emmitt-Hall, Citizen-at-Large
  • Paula Goff, Department for Public Health First Steps
  • Executive Director, Commission for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

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