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Role of the Council

DDCO promotes systemic change and helps build community capacity so persons with developmental disabilities can live, work, play, and learn in the communities of their choice. This is accomplished by planning and implementing innovative service or support model programs, funding research, training advocates, and educating policymakers.

Council Members

DDCO is composed of 23 volunteer members, all of whom are appointed by the Governor. In accordance with federal law, at least 60 percent of its members are adults with developmental disabilities or immediate family members of people with developmental disabilities. One member must live in or must have lived in an institution in the past, or be an immediate family member of the same.  At least one member must represent a local non-governmental organization.

Chair: AJ Griffin, Edmond

Vice Chair: Robin Arter, Duncan

Secretary: Vacant

Parliamentarian: Alicia Murie, Stillwater

Finance Committee Chair: Sharon Garrity, Guthrie

State Plan Committee Chair: Shelly Greenhaw, Edmond

Advocacy, Training, and Outreach Committee Chair: John Corpolongo, Edmond

Dee Banta, Tecumseh                                                                                                                                                     

Marcellius Bell, Oklahoma City                                                                                                                                               

David Blose, Yukon                                                                                                                                                             

Mindee Brown, Edmond                                                                                                                                                     

Jeromy Buchanan, Oklahoma City                                                                                                                                         

Debra Espinosa, Oklahoma City                                                                                                                                             

Janie Fugitt, Oklahoma City                                                                                                                                                 

Joseph Honeycutt, Shawnee                                                                                                                                                 

Michelle Kelley, Oklahoma City                                                                                                                                               

Todd Loftin, Oklahoma City                                                                                                                                                     

Mark Maddy, Edmond                                                                                                                                                               

Daniel Prock, Collinsville                                                                                                                                                         

Beth Scrutchins, Oklahoma City                                                                                                                                         

Lindsey Spoon, Owasso                                                                                                                                                       

Melissa Sublett, Tulsa                                                                                                                                                           

Valerie Williams, Oklahoma City

Agency Representative Council Members

DDCO must also include representatives of principal state agencies which provide services to persons with developmental disabilities.

Department of Education, Special Education Services: Todd Loftin, Mustang
Department of Health/Maternal and Child Health: John Corpolongo, Edmond
Department of Human Services, Aging Services: Jermoy Buchanan, Oklahoma City
Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services: Beth Scrutchins, Oklahoma City
Department of Rehabilitation Services: Janie Fugitt

Two Council members must be representatives of the Council's sibling organizations, the Oklahoma Disability Law Center and the Center for Learning and Leadership.

Oklahoma Disability Law Center: Melissa Sublett
Center for Learning and Leadership: Valerie Williams, Oklahoma City 

DDCO Staff

Executive Director: Jenifer Randle
Comptroller/Operations Director: Mark Lewis
Planning & Grants Management Director: Jennifer Grover
Executive Assistant/Public Education Coordinator: Steva Yeoman
Adult Advocacy and Training Coordinator: Vacant 
Youth Advocacy and Training Coordinator: Vacant