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Council Members, Staff and DD Network Representatives

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

Citizen Members

  • Holly Simione, Chairperson
  • Rebecca Fillmore, Vice-Chairperson
  • Raquel Quezoda, Secretary
  • Dusya Lyubovskaya, Member-At-Large
  • Kathleen Amaral
  • Kate Bartlett
  • Gyasi Burks-Abbott
  • William Edes
  • Chelsey Goddard
  • Sethany Griffin
  • Sandra Heller
  • Melissa Kielbania
  • Bridget Levandowski
  • Paul Lufty
  • Paola Rossetti
  • Alana Russo
  • Sara Scrivener
  • Hillary Dunn Stanisz
  • Kathryn Stanley
  • Ariana Viscone

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
  • Shafaq Islam, Deputy Chief, Civil Rights Division at the Attorney General's Office
  • Jesee Kihiko, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Adult & Community Living
  • Vacant, Office of Medicaid, EOHHS
  • Annette Peele, Executive Office of Elder Affairs

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


  • Marlene Sallo, 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

  • Cindy Thomas, 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