Council Staff

Telephone: (617)770-7676 (Voice)

DD Suite Project Team Staff

Telephone: (617)770-7676 (Voice)

Council Members

Information on becoming a member of the Council

Citizen Members

  • Lydia Brown, Chairperson
  • Emily Korkaris, Vice-Chair
  • Matthew Bander, Secretary
  • Erik Nordahl, Esq., Member-At-Large
  • Kathleen Amaral
  • Kate Bartlett
  • Brianna Bevins
  • Kate Brewer
  • William Conley
  • Hillary Dunn
  • Crystal Hebert
  • Jennifer Higgins
  • Francesco Hladysz
  • Wendy Kennedy
  • Henry Miloran
  • Kate Ryan
  • Holly E. Simione
  • Leah Trevino
  • Ariana Viscone
  • Donald Washington

State Agency Representatives

  • Thomas Lane, Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  • Jesee Kihiko, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Adult & Community Living
  • Victor Hernandez, Department of Developmental Services
  • Bethany Brown, Office of the Attorney General, Disability Rights Division
  • Sabrina Cazeau-Class, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
  • Suzanne Gottlieb - Department of Public Health
  • Naomi Goldberg, Massachusetts Office on Disability
  • Patricia Mackin, Office of Medicaid, EOHHS

MA DD Network Representatives

  • Carol Curtin, MSW, Shriver Center (University Affiliated Program)
    Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
    Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program
    E.K. Shriver Center
    UMass Medical School
    465 Medford Street, Suite 500
    Charlestown, MA 02129
    Ph. 774.455.6527


  • Christine Griffin, Disability Law Center (Protection & Advocacy Program)
    The Disability Law Center
    11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
    Boston, Massachusetts, 02108
    Voice:(617) 723-8455
    Fax: (617) 723-9125
    TTY: (617) 227-9464

  • Tom Sannicandro, Institute for Community Inclusion (University Affiliated Program)
    Institute for Community Inclusion/UCEDD
    UMass Boston
    100 Morrissey Blvd.
    Boston, Massachusetts 02125
    Voice:(617) 287-4300
    Fax: (617) 287-4352
    TTY: (617) 287-4350


This information is provided by the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council.