Council Members, Staff and DD Network Representatives

Find the names and contact information for our Council Members, Staff and DD Network Representatives.

Council Staff

Telephone: (617) 770-7676 (Voice)

DD Suite Project Team Staff

Telephone: (617) 770-7676 (Voice)

Council Members

Executive Committee

  • Raquel Quezada – Chairperson ext. 130
  • Cody Rooney – Vice-Chairperson
  • Alana Russo –  Secretary
  • Sandra Heller – Member-at-Large

Citizen Members

  • Asha Abdullahi
  • Priscilla Bessa
  • Gyasi Burks-Abbott
  • Andrew Carr
  • William Edes
  • Chelsey Goddard
  • Sethany Griffin
  • Cynthia Laine*
  • Bridget Levandowski
  • Paul Lutfy
  • Dusya Lyubovskaya
  • Marissa O’Donnell
  • Sara Scrivener
  • Courtney Waters

* Currently on Leave of Absence

State Agency Representatives

  • Kathleen Biebel, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
  • Suzanne Gottlieb - Department of Public Health
  • Mary Mahon McCauley, Massachusetts Office on Disability
  • Victor Hernandez, Department of Developmental Services
  • Ann Lynch, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division & Disability Rights Coordinator
  • Jesee Kihiko, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Adult & Community Living
  • Vacant, Office of Medicaid, EOHHS
  • Annette Peele, Executive Office of Elder Affairs

State DD Network Representatives

Disability Law Center (Protection & Advocacy Agency)

  • Barbara L'Italien, Executive Director
    The Disability Law Center
    11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
    Boston, Massachusetts, 02108
    Voice:(617) 723-8455
    Fax: (617) 723-9125
    TTY: (617) 227-9464

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMass Chan Med School (University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD))

  • Carol Curtin, MSW
    Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Programs
    E.K. Shriver Center
    UMass Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North, S3-301
    Worcester, MA 01655
    Voice: (774) 455-6527

Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston (University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD))

  • Cindy Thomas, Director
    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

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