Council Staff

Leslie Sutton

Leslie Sutton

Executive Director

Hannah Baker

Hannah Baker

Advocacy and Leadership Development Coordinator

Council Members

As required in the DD Act (PL 106-402), not less than 60% of our members represent people experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), parents of people with IDD, or immediate family members. Other required members include our AIDD Network Partners, representatives of state agencies that administer federal funds related to people with disabilities, and community partners concerned with services for people with IDD.

Council members complete an application and interview process. If approved, members are appointed by the Governor to serve up to two four-year terms. We periodically recruit new members when membership terms expire. If you are interested in applying for Council membership, please contact us at info@ocdd.org

Executive Leaders

  • Daniel L. Alrick, Chair, Self Advocate (10-23-2019 to 10-22-2023)
  • Lindsay R. Stephens, Vice Chair, Self-Advocate (8-4-2020 to 8-4-2024)

Self-Advocates

  • Eddie Plourde, Self-Advocate (10-19-2022 to 10-28-2026)
  • Kelly E. McCauley, Self-Advocate (10-13-2020 to 10-12-2024)
  • Laura R. Estreich, Self-Advocate (3-08-2021 to 3-07-2025)
  • Mak Beatty, Self-Advocate (1-01-2020 to 12-31-2023)
  • Felicity Woods, Self-Advocate (7-27-2022 to 7-26-2026)
  • Daniel L. Alrick, Self Advocate (10-23-2019 to 10-22-2023)
  • Lindsay R. Stephens, Self-Advocate (8-5-2020 to 8-4-2024)

Family Members

  • Alisha M. Overstreet, Family Member (3-08-2021 to 3-07-2025)
  • Emily Braman, Family Member (8-13-18 to 12-15-2019 & 12-16-2019 to 12-15-2023)
  • Julie Farrell, Family Member (5-29-2020 to 5-28-2024)
  • Nicola Spears, Family Member (10-19-2022 – 10-18-2026 & 10-19-2018 to 10-18-2022)
  • Paulina Larenas, Family Member (3-08-21 to 3-07-2025)
  • Rosa Belem Ochoa, Self Advocate, Family Member (10-19-2018 to 10-18-2022 & 10-19-2022 – 10-18-2026)
  • Randall Wagenmann, Family Member, Parent of Child w/ I/DD (8-1-2023 – 7-31-2027)
  • Joe Carroll, Family Member (11-30-2021 – 11-29-2025 & 4-1-2005 – 3-31-2009 & 4-1-2001 – 3-31-2005)
  • Maria Rangel Romero, Family Member (10-19-2022 – 10-18-2026 & 9-30-2022 – 10-18-2022)

AIDD Network Partners

  • Rhonda Eppelsheimer, OHSU UCEDD (3-31-2021 to 3-31-2025)
  • Chris Knowles, University of Oregon UCEDD (7-27-2021 to 7-27-2025)
  • Jake Cornett, Disability Rights Oregon (12-1-2019 to 11-30-2023)

State Agency Representatives

  • Ben Hoffman, Title V Maternal and Child Health Program, Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN) (12-16-2019 to 12-15-2023)
  • Sally A. Simich, Oregon Department of Education (1-01-2020 to 12-31-2023)
  • Corissa Neufeldt, DHS-SPD, Office of Developmental Disabilities, ODHS Aging & People with Disabilities Program Rep (6-1-2023 – 8-22-2024, 8-23-2024 – 8-22-2028)
  • Pennie Hartley, Federally Funded Agency – VR Representative (5-13-2021 – 5-12-2025)

Community Partners

  • Che Walker, Provider Organization (1-01-2020 to 12-31-2023)
  • Jasper Smith, Case Management (8-23-2019 to 8-22-2020 & 8-23-2020 to 8-22-2024)
  • Sarah P. Noack, Brokerage (2-11-2016 to 2-10-2020 & 2-11-2020 to 2-10-2024)
  • Kristen Darmody, Medicaid Agency – OHA (7-27-2022 – 7-26-2026)
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