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Role of the Council

The Council 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 22 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: Vacant
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: Janie Fugitt, Oklahoma City
David Blose, Yukon                                                                                                                                                 
Mindee Brown, Edmond                                                                                                                                                   
Brett Cunningham, Oklahoma City                                                                                                                                         
Debra Espinosa, Oklahoma City                                                                                                                                             
Lori Hauge, Sapulpa
Susan Jorski, Choctaw
Michelle Kelley, Oklahoma City
Andria Lewis, Broken Arrow 
Blaine Murdock, Meeker                                                                                                                                                                     
Daniel Prock, Collinsville
Lindsey Spoon, Owasso                                                                                                                                                       
Devin Williams, Lawton                                                                                                                                                           

Agency Representative Council Members

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

Department of Education, Special Education Services: Todd Loftin, Mustang; Lori Chesnut, Designee.
Department of Health/Maternal and Child Health: Vacant
Department of Human Services, Aging Services: Jeromy Buchanan, Oklahoma City; Karla Selmon, Designee.
Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services: Beth Scrutchins, Oklahoma City; Christopher Hobbs, Designee.
Department of Rehabilitation Services: Janie Fugitt; Melinda Bunch, Designee.

Two Council members must be representatives of the Council's Developmental Disabilities Network Partners: the Oklahoma Disability Law Center and the Center for Learning and Leadership/UCEDD. 

Oklahoma Disability Law Center: Melissa Sublett, Tulsa; RoseAnn Duplan, Designee.
The Center for Learning and Leadership/UCEDD: Valerie Williams, Oklahoma City; Wanda Felty, Designee.

DDCO Staff

Executive Director: Jenifer Randle -
Financial & Data Management: Mark Lewis
Planning & Grants Management Director: Melissa Gituma
Advocacy Training Coordinator: Bradley Mays
Administrative Officer: Alissa Patterson