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AAIDD Announces its 2024-2025 Board of Directors

February 20, 2024; Silver Spring, MD:

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is extremely pleased to announce its 2023–2024 Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2024. 

The members of the 2024–2025 AAIDD Board of Directors are:

 melissa disipio
: Melissa A. DiSipio, MSA, FAAIDD 
Director, Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care, SE Region Health Care Quality Unit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Anthony Rodriquez
Anthony Rodriguez, PhD, FAAIDD

Associate Professor, Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island

Vincent Chesney Vice President: Vincent Chesney, MS, FAAIDD
Psychological Services Specialist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Lackawanna College; and Luzerne County Community College

Sarah Hall_photo Secretary-Treasurer: Sarah Hall, PhD, FAAIDD 
Research Associate, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Dan Zhang Past President: Dalun "Dan" Zhang, PhD, FAAIDD
Professor and Director, Center on Disability and Development, Texas A&M University, College Station
Kruti Acharya At Large: Kruti Acharya, MD, FAAIDD
Associate Professor and Director Illinois LEND Program, University of Illinois, Chicago
Justin Kuehl At Large: Justin Kuehl, PsyD, FAAIDD
Director of Professional Training Programs,
Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Services, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Carol Britton Laws At Large: Carol Britton Laws, PhD, FAAIDD
Clinical Professor and Training Director, Institute on Human Development and Disability, University of Georgia,  Athens, Georgia
Joyce Louden photo At Large: Joyce Louden, PhD, FAAIDD
Director­ of Education and Training, Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, Louisiana Department of Health, Baton Rouge, Louisiana



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