Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

The Community Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council advises the leadership of the University Center for Excellence.

The Council is a full partner in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities. The Council meets at least quarterly. One or more members attend the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Developmental Disabilities and take part in the national Council on Community Advocacy, which is made up of individuals with disabilities and family members from each University Center in the national network.

For more information about the Community Advisory Council, contact vkcac@vanderbilt.edu or (615) 936-8852.

Resources

AUCD (Association of University Centers on Disabilities)

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Consumer Advisory Committees (CACs)

Members

Kari Atkinson

Luz Belleza-Binns

Elizabeth Bishop

Tracy Bock, LCSW

Ron Butler

John Chase

Joan Crowley

Ann Curl

John Donovan

Joey Ellis

Carrie Hobbs Guiden

Sherry Jones

Belinda Martinez

Mark Montgomery

Andrea Morrow

Doria Panvini

Tina Prochaska

Erin Richardson

Loria Richardson

Christine Sartain

John Shouse

Lori Swatzell

Omegbhai Uriri

Tammy Vice

Angela Webster

Wanda Willis

Marsha Wilson

Ex-Officio Members

Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D.

Elise McMillan, J.D.

See Also...

Printable Materials and Resources

News Releases and Media Mentions

  • In Memoriam: Brenda Dillon
    Brenda Dillon was a tireless advocate for blind Tennesseans, working for them through councils and nonprofits but mostly through her own whirlwind of activity.
  • In Memoriam: Ruth J. Roberts, Ed.D.
    Dr. Ruth Roberts, the Training Coordinator of the University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities for the last nine years, passed away on July 12, 2012, after a year-long fight with cancer.

Orientation Materials

In Memoriam: Brenda Dillon

Brenda Dillon was a tireless advocate for blind Tennesseans, working for them through councils and nonprofits but mostly through her own whirlwind of activity.

Module 1 - The Basics: UCEDDs and the Consumer Advisory Committee

Learn the basic information about the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Consumer Advisory Committee.

Module 2 - How are UCEDDs Connected?

Learn about the networks that make the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities possible.

Module 3 - Orientation to the UCEDD

Some background information about the University Center for Excellence.

Module 4 - The Advocacy Continuum

Learn the many roles of a disability advocate.