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AAIDD Announces its 2018-2019 Board of Directors

February 22, 2018; Washington, DC:

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is extremely pleased to announce its 2018–2019 Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2018. 

The members of the 2018–2019 AAIDD Board of Directors are:

PresidentElizabeth A. Perkins, PhD, RNLD, FAAIDD, FGSA
Associate Director and Research Associate Professor, Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

President-Elect: Laura Lee McIntyre, PhD, FAAIDD
Faculty, Professor, & Department Head, Special Education and Clinical Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Vice President: Leonard Abbeduto, PhD, FAAIDD
Director, UC Davis MIND Institute, Tsakopoulos-Vismara Endowed Chair, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis, California

Secretary-Treasurer: Alexandra Bonardi, OTR/L, MHA, FAAIDD
Senior Policy Specialist, Human Services Research Institute and Clinical Assistant Professor, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Past President: Susan M. Havercamp, PhD, FAAIDD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Genetic Counseling, The Ohio State University, Nisonger Center UCEDD, Columbus, Ohio

At-Large Members:

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

Amie Lulinski, PhD, FAAIDD
Research and Development Coordinator, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Anthony M. Rodriguez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island

Matthew Van Auken, MBA
Chief Operations Officer, Developmental Pathways, Englewood, Colorado


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