Maine Developmental

Disabilities Council

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About the Council

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Current Council Members

Minutes from Past Meetings



About the Council

MDDC’s specific priorities are shaped by its governing council. The Council has 25 members.

Membership consists of:

  • 17 Governor appointed members. Of these:
    • at least 1/3 must be adults with developmental disabilities (DD)
    • at least 1/3 must be parents of children with DD or family members of adults with DD who are unable to advocate for themselves
    • 2 represent non-governmental/local agencies that provide services for individuals with DD
    • the remaining seats can be any combination of the first two designations listed above.
  • 6 members who represent State agencies administering federally-funded programs related to persons with disabilities.
  • 2 members represent the Council’s sister agencies, the Disability Rights Center and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies at the University of Maine, Orono.

If you are interested in learning about becoming a Council member, click here.



Council meetings are open to the public. Please contact us if you would like to attend a meeting.

November 14, 2018

February 13, 2019

May 8, 2019

July 17, 2019

September 11, 2019

November 13, 2019



Jan Breton
Department of Education

Gayle Chambers
Family Member

Alan Cobo-Lewis
Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies

Staci Converse
Disability Rights Maine

Deb Davis
Family Member

Jennifer Fales
Dept. of Health & Human Services (Title XIX Adult Svs. rep)

Roy Fowler
Dept. of Education, Child Development Services

Maryann Harakall
Dept. of Health & Human Services, Children with Special Health Care Needs

Shannon Johnson
Family Member

Kile Pelletier

Denise Ranger
Family Member

Marc Roix (Chair)

Karen Sites
Family Member

Monique Stairs
Local Non-governmental Agency Representative - SUFU

Cheryl Stalilonis
Family Member

Sarah Trites

Wendy Warren
Department of Labor(Rehabilitation Svs rep)

Tracey Webb
Family Member

Mary Ellen Whitcomb

Monica Wood

Jean Youde
Family Member



Click on the links below for pdf's of recent Council meeting minutes

September 12, 2018

July 18, 2018

May 9, 2018

February 14, 2018

November 8, 2017

September 13, 2017

July 17, 2017

May 10, 2017


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Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
225 Western Avenue, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330
Phones: 207-287-42131-800-244-3990