Legislative Affairs Conference 2017

Sacramento CA

Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2017

It’s vital that we reframe our issues and funding concerns to the new legislature! The next two years will see massive changes in policy and funding streams, and the sooner our legislators see our perspective, the better they can help us.

We will spend Monday afternoon preparing you to meet with legislators on Tuesday. Then, on Wednesday, we’ll look ahead to the possible pathways of change that you have to prepare for.

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Cindy Burton

President/CEO, PathPoint

Bio: Cindy Burton knew the moment she stepped into the PathPoint office that she was on the right track and was meant to be in the nonprofit sector. “Being in a people-oriented organization with a clear mission to help was an exhilarating experience—a feeling that made it easy for me to decide to take the job and stay,” says Burton, President and CEO of PathPoint, a California-based nonprofit organization that provides services, programs, and opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages since 1964.

Jami Davis

Executive Director, Marin Ventures

Bio: Jami R. Davis, PhD, is the Executive Director of Marin Ventures, a Community Integration Training Program in San Rafael. She has worked with people with developmental disabilities for 30 years, starting as a direct service support staff at an ICF-DD/H. She currently serves CDSA as President of the Board of Directors and is active with the Public Policy and Membership Committees.

Lindsey Dyba

Regional Program Director, Futures Explored Inc.

Bio: In the field of Developmental Disabilities for 14 years. I began as a Job Coach in college. My hobbies include spending time with my husband and daughter, training my dog in agility, reading, cooking, and being outdoors.

Harry Taylor

California Mentor

Bio: Senior Director of Business Development California MENTOR

Andrea Erickson

President/CEO, OPARC

Andrea Mendoza

Rehabilitation Counselor , CHD/disABILITY Services/California Human Development

Anthony Akers

Director Of Rehabilitation , VIP San Bernardino

Barbara Nguyen

Regional Director, People's Care

Beth Kahiga

Executive Director, Napa Valley Support Services

Caroline Ortiz

Program Director, Care Parent Network

Carrie Carino

Regional Director , People's Care

Catherine Bennage

Regional Director, People's Care

Cecelia Bianchini

Program Coordinator , CHD disABILITY Services

Chris Rice

Executive Director, CDSA

Clyde Williams

Director, Operations, A Better Life Together

David Cuevas

Vice President, Programs & Sevices, Partnerships With Industry

Debra Marsteller

Executive Director, CEO, Project Independence

Elizabeth Sutton

VP, Program Services, North Bay Industries

Heather Hackett

Contra Costa Services Regional Program Director, Futures Explored, Inc

Henry Michaels

Director, Orange County Programs, Elwyn

JayJay Rico

Community Engagement Ambassador, Becoming Independent

Joan McKinney

Executive Director, Vocational Visions

Joy Scott

Executive Director, Tri County Caregiver Relief

Michelle Ramirez

CEO, On My Own

Michelle Reilly

Program Coordinator - Film & Media Workshop, Futures Explored

Patty Enger

Senior Advisor, PathPoint

Paul Porter

Sr. Program Manager, Fontana Resources at Work

Richard Gutierrez

CFO, Employment & Community Options

Ron Killingsworth

Director of Marketing And Legislative Affairs, PSW

Sarah Verity

Director, Board Relations and Legislative Affairs, Gatepath

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