Council Members

Council Members as of April 2020:


Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones, University of Kentucky

Dr. Gregory Barnes, University of Louisville


  • Myra Melton, Department for Juvenile Justice
  • David Lohr, Department for Community Based Services
  • Tal Curry, Office of Autism
  • Sherri Brothers, ARC of Kentucky
  • Kirk E. Carter, Citizen-at-Large
  • Allen Brenzel, Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Scott Tomchek, University of Louisville Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center
  • Sean Simmons, Citizen-at-Large
  • Vacant, Educational Professional Standards Board
  • Lucy Heskins, Department of Public Protection
  • Gail Williams, Pediatrician, University of Louisville
  • Larry Taylor, Kentucky Autism Training Center
  • Vacant, University of Kentucky
  • Shasta Hensley, Kentucky Department of Education
  • Sara Robeson, Department for Public Health
  • Benita Doom, Department for Medicaid Services
  • Spenser Clark, Self-Advocate
  • Brittany Granville, Self-Advocate
  • David Merdian, Parent or Youth Representative from Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Mary Lloyd Moore, Citizen-at-Large
  • Dana Speck, Citizen-at-Large
  • Paula Goff, Department for Public Health, First Steps
  • Becky Cabe, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Vacant, Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs


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