Advisory Committee

Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC)

The Center for Human Development (CHD) has a Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) to ensure the perspective of people with disabilities and their families is included in our work. The CAC gives advice and feedback on CHD’s activities and serves as an informal bridge between the community and the University of Alaska.

By federal law the CAC must include representatives from:

  • Disability Law Center
  • Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education
  • Self-Advocacy organizations

And other organizations such as:

  • Parent and Training Information Center
  • those carrying out the Assistive Technology Act
  • Relevant State Agencies
  • Community groups concerned with people with developmental disabilities and their family members

Consumer Advisory Council Members:

  • Kristin Vandagriff
  • Mary Van Haneghan
  • Dave Fleurant
  • Mary Elam
  • Ian Miner
  • Don Shackelford
  • Leslie Yamamoto
  • Margie Medeiros
  • Ric Nelson
  • Kim Champney
  • Letitia Freed
  • Kristina Patrick