Constituent Advisory Council (CAC)

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Steve Aleman

Policy Specialist, Disability Rights Texas

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Luis Castillo

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION: Transition Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor III / DARS / Division for Blind Services

ASSOCIATION W/DISABILITY: Provide Services Interventions for Transition age blind and visually impaired individuals


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Joanna Cordry

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION: Planning Coordinator for Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

ASSOCIATION W/DISABILITY: Joanna's personal experience with disability includes having family members with serious mental illness and physical disabilities.


Karen Mayer Cunningham

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION: Special Education Advocate

ASSOCIATION W/DISABILITY: Specializing in assisting parents in successfully navigating the IEP/ ARD process in public schools. We work with families, students, schools to bri ng about a comprehensive set of goals, expectations, and services to meet each child's unique needs. 

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Ellen Goudeau

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION: Non-Attorney Special Education Advocate, Paralegal

ASSOCIATION W/DISABILITY: Chair, Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University; President, The Arc, Greater Houston Chapter; Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) - Houston


Eddie R. Jessie

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION: The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Services of Harris County: Program Manager-Collaboration For Action Employment Services

ASSOCIATION W/DISABILITY: Commissioner-for the Houston Commission on Disability

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Pan Lily

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION: Department Director, for IDD Waiver Services, MHMRA of Harris County

ASSOCIATION W/DISABILITY: Friends and Families of Asians with Special Needs Support Group


Havilah Walsh

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION: PATHS Program Alumni, Childcare Worker at YMCA, Self-Advocate

Erin Wilder, M.Ed., C.R.C.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION: Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Statewide Transition Specialist

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Gail Wright

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION: Regional 6 Coordinator, PATH Project, Partners Resource Network Inc.

Nina Zuma

Nina Zuma

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION: Associate Director at the Texas Center for Disability Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  

Dr. Zuna has over 20 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities and their families in a variety of roles including, professor, researcher, certified special education teacher, and in-home/in-school behavioral skills trainer. Her research and community service interests include family quality of life, individual and family supports across the lifespan,community inclusion and transition from high school to postsecondary education and/or the workforce.