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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 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: 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 
David Blose, Yukon                                                                                                                                                 
Mindee Brown, Edmond                                                                                                                                                   
Jeromy Buchanan, Oklahoma City
Brett Cunningham, Oklahoma City                                                                                                                                         
Debra Espinosa, Oklahoma City                                                                                                                                             
Janie Fugitt, Oklahoma City
Susan Jorski, Choctaw
Michelle Kelley, Oklahoma City
Andria Lewis, Broken Arrow 
Todd Loftin, Oklahoma City   
Blaine Murdock, Meeker                                                                                                                                                                     
Daniel Prock, Collinsville                                                                                                                                                         
Beth Scrutchins, Oklahoma City                                                                                                                                         
Lindsey Spoon, Owasso                                                                                                                                                       
Melissa Sublett, Tulsa
Devin Williams, Lawton                                                                                                                                                           
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 -
Financial & Data Management: Mark Lewis
Planning & Grants Management Director: Melissa Gituma
Advocacy Training Coordinator: Bradley Mays
Administrative Officer: Alissa Patterson