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:
- The Council Selection Committee reviews applications.
- Selected applicants interview with Council Members.
- The Council will make recommendations to the Governor.
- The Governor’s Office will contact the Council directly regarding their decisions for appointments.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You must fall under the following membership criteria.
- 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.
Shah, Animesh: Parent Advocate, (Council Chairperson)
Abel, Mike: University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Representative
Baskerville, Rachel: Self-Advocate
Bell, KenniMarie: Parent Advocate
Crandall, Lisa: Title V: Maternal and Child Health Representative
Enfield, Cathy: Self-Advocate
Friedrich, Jennifer "Allie": Self-Advocate
Haas, Allen: Title XIX (Medicaid) Representative
Holt, Stacie: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Lee, Sangyeal: Parent Advocate
Liss, Lisa: Parent Advocate
Logan, Jelani: Protection and Advocacy Agency Representative
Mayfield, Todd: Parent Advocate
McGaw, Missy: Rehabilitation Act Agency Representative
McLeod, Jordanna: Division of Senior and Disability Services Representative
Nothaus, Lisa: Division of Developmental Disabilities
Stahlberg, Kit: Self-Advocate
Willard, Diana: Self-Advocate/Parent
Williams, Sharon: Parent Advocate