Thank you for your interest in joining the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council.

The Council has received a large number of applications for the 2023 selection period. Please be patient with us as we move through the application review and selection process.

Here is an overview of the Council selection process:

  1. The Council Selection Committee reviews applications.
  2. Selected applicants interview with Council Members.
  3. The Council will make recommendations to the Governor.
  4. The Governor’s Office will contact the Council directly regarding their decisions for appointments.
  5. The Council will inform selected Council member applicants with final appointments.

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) is a unique entity bringing together people with diverse perspectives who are appointed by the Governor. If you would like to request to be on the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council complete this application.  For assistance with the application, please email You must fall under the following membership criteria.

Membership includes:

  • People with developmental disabilities and their family members
  • Representatives of state agencies and service providers
  • Advocates and other interested citizens

The Council is mandated through Public Law 106-402 to assure that 60 percent of its membership consists of individuals with developmental disabilities and family members. At least one of the individuals or family members shall be an individual with a developmental disability who resides or previously resided in an institution or an immediate relative or guardian of an individual with a developmental disability who resides or previously resided in an institution. The remaining 40 percent is made up of representatives of state agencies that develop policy and support programs utilized by individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. These include representation from Vocational Rehabilitation, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), The Older Americans Act, Titles V and XIX of the Social Security Act, University Centers of Excellence, and Protection and Advocacy. In addition, Missouri state statute 633.020 appends that at least one member shall be a manager or a member of the board of directors of a sheltered workshop.

Current members:

Willard, Diana:  Self-Advocate/Parent (Council Chairperson)

Baskerville, Rachel:  Self-Advocate (Council Treasurer, LPP Chair)

Bell, Kennimarie:  Parent Advocate

Canchola-Cox, Colette - UMKC-IHD, UCEDD

Crandall, Lisa:  Title V:  Maternal and Child Health Representative

Enfield, Cathy:  Self-Advocate

Friedrich, Jennifer "Allie":  Self-Advocate (Council Secretary)

Haas, Allen:  Title XIX (Medicaid) Representative

Holt, Stacie:  Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Jose, Rebecca: Vocational Rehabilitation Representative

Lee, Sangyeal:  Parent Advocate (OSC Chair)

Liss, Lisa:  Parent Advocate (Chair Elect, EOC Chair)

Logan, Jelani:  Protection and Advocacy Agency Representative

Mayfield, Todd:  Parent Advocate

McLeod, Jordanna:  Division of Senior and Disability Services Representative

Nothaus, Lisa:  Division of Developmental Disabilities

Pugh, Heather: Workshop Agency Representative

Shah, Animesh:  Parent Advocate (PDC Chair)

Stahlberg, Kit:  Self-Advocate

Williams, Sharon:  Parent Advocate

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