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About the Community Advisory Committee

Consumer involvement and input is a crucial component of any UCEDD program. The UCEDD must involve consumers, in the form of a committee, who represent individuals with disabilities in the State, including those who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Mandated under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is one of the primary advising and guiding bodies for the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities. The CAC advises FCIC’s directors and provides guidance and feedback in the development of the 5-year plan. Each year, the CAC also provides guidance and feedback on how the UCEDD is doing with their 5-year plan.

The role of the Community Advisory Committee is to strengthen the work of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities by:

 

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Self-Advocates

Krystal Sims

Krystal Sims
Co-Chairperson
Port St. Lucie, FL

Mildretta Williams

Mildretta Williams
Daytona Beach, FL

Danielle McGill

Danielle McGill
Pembroke Pines, FL

Eddie Hall

Eddie Hall
Lakeland, FL

Chatequa Pinkston

Chatequa Pinkston
Tampa, FL


Family Representatives

Keli Mondelo

Keli Mondello
Chairperson
North Redington Beach, FL

Deborah Jones

Deborah Jones
Milton, FL

Kimberley Spire-Oh

Kimberley Spire-Oh, Esq.,
West Palm Beach, FL

E. Keith Berry

E. Keith Berry
Tallahassee, FL


DD Network Partners

Selina O’Shannon

Selina O’Shannon
Disability Rights Florida

Margaret J. Hooper

Margaret J. Hooper
FDDC


State Agency Representatives

Gary Martoccio

Gary Martoccio
Self-Reliance, Inc.

Membership Application

FCIC is seeking interested self-advocates and family members to serve as members on the Community Advisory Committee.  The Community Advisory Committee is charged with the responsibility of advising FCIC staff, helping us achieve the FCIC mission. CAC membership is a 3-year renewable commitment.  A stipend is provided and your travel costs are covered.

Interested in becoming a CAC member?

Fill out the application form (versión en español) and submit via email or fax to:

Denise R. Barnes
FCIC CAC Liaison
drbarnes@usf.edu
phone 813-974-1063
fax 813-974-6115

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
University of South Florida
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MHC 2113A
Tampa, FL 33612

This form can be submitted at any time and will be kept on file for consideration when openings on the CAC become available.

If you have any questions or need assistance with completing your application please call (813) 974-1063 or email Denise Barnes. Forms are available in alternate formats upon request.

FCIC Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members provide input and guidance in the development of the FCIC work plan. On an ongoing basis CAC members continue to review the status of the work plan and its impact on the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Full inclusion and participation of CAC members empowers the members to provide critical feedback to create and the move toward the vision of FCIC. The involvement of the CAC serves as an informal bridge between FCIC and the community throughout Florida. The current FCIC work-plan and minutes of the FCIC CAC meetings are available to provide current information to members.

Available Documents for Download:


Meeting Minutes:

If you have any questions about the CAC or Library contents please contact:

Denise Barnes
FCIC CAC Liaison
drbarnes@usf.edu
phone 813-974-1063
fax 813-974-6115

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
University of South Florida
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MHC 2113A
Tampa, FL 33612