University of Vermont

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

Community Advisory Council

Meet our CAC Members: 2013-2014


Max Barrows
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Email: max@gmsavt.org
Green Mountain Self-Advocates

Interests: I am interested in traveling. I have a fascination with extreme weather.
Family: I live with my parents, and have a twin brother.
Reason for Serving: As Outreach Coordinator of Green Mountain Self-Advocates, I am serving on the council to speak up on behalf or persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

June Bascom
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Email: june.bascom@state.vt.us
Division of Disability and Aging Servcies

Interests: Being outdoors and active. Photography. I am a volunteer with the Montpelier Community Justice Center.
Family: Partner, Michael
Reason for serving on the council: I serve on behalf of the Director of the Division of Disability and Aging Services with the State of Vermont.

Jean Beatson
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Email: jean.beatson@uvm.edu
Jericho, Vermont
Vermont ILEHP Training Director, Nursing Faculty

Interests: Hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing, cooking, reading, movies, walking, and travel.
Family: Husband, son, daughter, 3 stepdaughters, 2 cats and 1 dog.
Reason for serving on the council: Vermont ILEHP is closely assosiated with CDCI. We train health professionals to be leaders in their field, especially families affected by special health care needs and disabilities.

Amber Fulcher
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Email:amber.fulcher@state.vt.us

Sharon Henault, CAC Chairperson
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Email: shipvt@myfairpoint.net

Interests: Increasing the ability of people with disabilities to gain and remina as independent as possible. Riding my tricycle, and reading.
Family: Right now I am guardian to my 13 year old granddaugther Calista, and my 23 year old granddaughter Samantha is my long-term care worker. They and my other granddaughter live with me.
Reason for Serving: To help CDCI work toward independence and service for all people with disabilities.

Kathleen Holsopple
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Email: kholsopple@vffcmh.org
Vermont Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health



Nancy Kisonak
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Email: nancy.kisonak@vtfn.org
Vermont Family Network, Family Support Consultant

Lisa Maynes
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Email: lizajane0115@comcast.net
Parent



Karen Mikkelsen
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Email: kmikkel@wested.org
Northeast Regional Resource Center
Learning Innovations

Interests: My professional interests are effective technical assistance and consultation strategies in the fields of education, particularly special education, mental health, and family/student involvement in education. My personal interests are my family, skiing, biking, and a recently discovered obsession with golf.
Family: My family is wonderful: my beloved partner, Ann who is a nurse; a daughter who has a daughter who is now 2 and a son-in-law who makes me smile: an ex-husband who has a son who I adore and who just graduated from Mt. Mansfield, and relatives who live far away, like my brother in Norway.
Reason for serving on the council: I love the people that CDCI serves and the people who do the serving. The promotion of community involvement for each and every person is a vision that rings true in my heart.

Ed Paquin
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Email: ed@disabilityrightsvt.org
Fairfax, Vermont
Executive Director, Disability Rights Vermont

Interests: Disability Rights, Music (I play folk music with friends and in a "Garage Band," playing rock and roll.) Politics and History
Family: One adult daughter now living across the continent, and an adult stepdaughter and stepson here in the northeast.
Reason for serving on the council: Coming from the Protection and Advocacy system, I look to the CDCI to fill a complementary role to the legal work we do for people with disabilities.

René Pellerin
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Email: renegp@comcast.net
Story Teller, Comedian
Waterbury Center, Vermont

 

Karen Schwartz
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Email: karen.schwartz@state.vt.us
Parent, Director of Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council



Olivia Smith-Hammond
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Representative for people with intellectual disabilities

 

Karen Topper
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Email: topper@gmsavt.org
Green Mountain Self-Advocates



Nicole Villemaire
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Email: nicole.villemaire@gmail.com
Self Advocate


CDCI Liaison

Deborah Lisi-Baker
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Email: deborah.lisi-baker@uvm.edu
Associate Director of the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, CDCI Liaison

 

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