MEMBERSHIP

The 16-member Committee has representation from the business community, advocates and state department representation. Two Members are also appointed from the Senate Rules Committee and the Assembly Speaker. Additional members can also be appointed by the Health and Human Services Agency Secretary.

CCEPD Membership Roster:

  • Maria Nicolacoudis, Chair, Executive Director, Respite and Research for Alzheimer's Disease

  • Dennis Petrie, Vice-Chair, Deputy Director, Workforce Services Branch, Employment Development Department (Designee for Patrick Henning, Director, Employment Development Department)

  • Nancy Bargmann, Director, Department of Developmental Services

  • John Ervin III, Director of Community Affairs, Modesto City Schools

  • Robert Fried, Attorney, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

  • Angel Garcia, Staff Services Manager I, (Designee, California Workforce Development Board)

  • Patrick Henning, Director, Employment Development Department

  • Jennifer Kent, Director, Department of Health Care Services

  • Will Lightbourne, Director, Department of Social Services

  • Alex Montoya, Designee of the Speaker of the Assembly

  • Liz Pazdral, Executive Director, State Independent Living Council (Designee for Linda Schaedle, Chair of the State Independent Living Council)

  • Rachel Stewart, Appointee of the Senate Rules Committee

  • Joseph Williams, CEO, Youth Action Project (Designee of the California Workforce Development Board)

  • Anita Wright, Manager of Business Development & Proposal Operations, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Joe Xavier, Director, Department of Rehabilitation

Other Department Directors Designees:

  • Todd Bland, Deputy Director, Welfare to Work Division, Department of Social Services (Designee for Will Lightbourne, Director, Department of Social Services)

  • Denyse Curtright, Work Services Section Chief, Department of Developmental Services (Designee for Nancy Bargmann, Director, Department of Developmental Services)

  • Michele Villados, Deputy Director, Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health Care Services (Designee for Jennifer Kent, Director, Department of Health Care Services)

  • Irene Walela, Deputy Director, Independent Living and Community Access Division, Department of Rehabilitation (Designee for Joe Xavier, Director, Department of Rehabilitation)

 

CCEPD Contact Information

California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

(855) 894-3436
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

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