Council Members

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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 OCDD Members:

  • State agency representatives and community partners that provide services to people with IDD.
  • People that represent Oregon’s geographic and cultural diversity.

Current Appointment

Term(s)

Mr Plourde, Edward M – Vice Chair
Self-Advocate
Position Number: 26

10/19/2022 – 10/28/2026
10/19/2018 – 10/18/2022
12/15/2009 – 12/14/2013

McCauley, Kelly E
Self-Advocate
Position Number: 1

10/13/2020 – 10/12/2024

Ms Neufeldt, Corissa R
ODHS Aging & People with Disabilities Program Rep Position Number: 7

8/23/2024 – 8/22/2028
6/1/2023 – 8/22/2024
1/20/2009 – 1/19/2013
11/1/2005 – 10/31/2009

Dr Knowles, Christen “Chris”
Federally Funded Agency – VR (UCEDD – U of O) Position Number: 5

7/28/2021 – 7/27/2025
3/16/2020 – 7/27/2021

Ms Estreich, Laura R
Self Advocate
Position Number: 6

3/8/2021 – 3/7/2025

Woods, Felicity
Self-Advocate
Position Number: 8

7/27/2022 – 7/26/2026

Ms Ochoa, Rosa
Family Member – Parent Representative
Position Number: 9

10/19/2022 – 10/18/2026
10/19/2018 – 10/18/2022

Mr Cornett, Jacob “Jake” R
Federally Funded Agency – DRO; Protection and Advocacy Rep
Position Number: 10

1/1/2020 – 12/31/2023

Larenas, Paulina A
Family Member
Position Number: 11

3/8/2021 – 3/7/2025

Wagenmann, Randall
Parent of Child w/ I/DD
Position Number: 12

8/1/2023 – 7/31/2027

Eppelsheimer, Rhonda
Federally Funded Agency – OHSU UCEDD Council Member Position Number: 13

5/27/2022 – 5/26/2026

Mr Carroll, Joe H
Family Member
Position Number: 24

11/30/2021 – 11/29/2025
4/1/2005 – 3/31/2009
4/1/2001 – 3/31/2005

Rangel Romero, Maria
Parent of child
Position Number: 16

10/19/2022 – 10/18/2026
9/30/2022 – 10/18/2022

Ms Hartley, Pennie
Federally Funded Agency – VR Representative
Position Number: 17

5/13/2021 – 5/12/2025

Mrs Overstreet, Alisha M
Family Member
Position Number: 18

3/8/2021 – 3/7/2025

Darmody, Kristen
Medicaid Agency – OHA
Position Number: 19

7/27/2022 – 7/26/2026

Petschauer, Laura
ODE Rep
Position Number: 20

3/5/2024 – 3/4/2028

Ms Farrell, Julie A – Council Chair
Family Member
Position Number: 21

5/29/2020 – 5/28/2024

Dr Hoffman, Benjamin “Ben” D
Federally Funded Agency – OCCYSHN (Child Health, Title V Rep)
Position Number: 22

12/16/2019 – 12/15/2023
3/29/2018 – 12/15/2019

Ms Spears, Nicola T
Family Member – Parent
Position Number: 27

10/19/2022 – 10/18/2026
10/19/2018 – 10/18/2022

Oster, Kirsten
Community Developmental Disability Program Rep Position Number: 31

8/23/2024 – 8/22/2028
3/5/2024 – 8/22/2024

How to Become a Council Member

How can I become a Council member Image

Step 1

Call or email us to schedule a pre-application meeting.

Step 2

You'll go through an application and interview process.

Step 3

If approved, the Governor appoints you to serve a 4-year term.

Join us in ensuring all people with IDD have access to the support they need in their community to control their lives and services.

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