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AAIDD Announces its 2019-2020 Board of Directors

March 26, 2019; Silver Spring, MD:

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is extremely pleased to announce its 2019–2020 Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2019. 

The members of the 2019–2020 AAIDD Board of Directors are:

President: Laura Lee McIntyre, PhD, FAAIDD

Faculty, Professor, & Department Head, Special Education and Clinical Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

President-Elect: 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

Vice President: Elisa Velardo, MMHS, FAAIDD
North Regional Director, Connecticut Department of Developmental Services, East Hartford, Connecticut

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

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

At-Large Members:

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

Joyce Louden, PhD

Director­ of Education and Training, Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, Louisiana Department of Health, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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

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


Founded in 1876, AAIDD is the oldest professional association concerned with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn more about the organization at

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