Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Director of Community Outreach, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Senior Associate, Department of Psychiatry
236 One Magnolia Circle
As the Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Elise McMillan has more than 20 years' experience in leading programs and projects that support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and their communities. She holds leadership roles in numerous national, state, and community disabilities organizations, including The Arc U.S., the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tennessee, and the Tennessee Disability Coalition. As Co-Director of the Center's UCEDD, she provides oversight of daily operations and assists area coordinators and directors of core functions in planning and implementation. She is responsible for personnel, budget oversight, and representing the UCEDD at the local, state, and national level. She is an attorney and Senior Associate in the VUMC Department of Psychiatry. She holds leadership roles with TennesseeWorks, Tennessee Disability Pathfinder, and Next Steps at Vanderbilt.
Panel presentation on how to educate policy makers and advocate for the disability service system.