Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

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About the Council

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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.

September 14, 2022


Our next Council Meeting is Wednesday, Septemeber 14, 2022 via Zoom - this meeting is open to the public, but for security reasons, please reach out to Brenda Charneski at 207-480-1478 or toll free 833-713-2618 or click here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the meeting link.



Nicole Achey
Family Member

Alan Cobo-Lewis
Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies

Staci Converse
Disability Rights Maine

Deb Davis (Co-Chair)
Family Member

Erin Frazier
Dept. of Education

Robbie Garland

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

Maggie Hoffman
Family Member

Maria Lamb
Family Member

Roberta Lucas
Dept. of Education, Child Development Services

Jon McGovern

Craig Patterson
Dept. of Health & Human Services (Title XIX Adult Svs. rep)

Kile Pelletier

Maryann Preble (Co-Chair)

Suzanne Primiano
Department of Labor(Rehabilitation Svs rep)

Denise Ranger
Family Member

Marc Roix

Stacy Smart

Monique Stairs
Local Non-governmental Agency Representative - SUFU

Cheryl Stalilonis 
Family Member

Sarah Trites

Tracey Webb
Family Member

Elissa Wynne
Dept. of Health & Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services

Jean Youde
Family Member

Abbott Philson

Kristine Binette
Family Member



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

May 11, 2022

February 9, 2022

Novemeber 10, 2021

September 8, 2021

August 11, 2021

July 14, 2021

May 12, 2021

March 10, 2021

January 13, 2021

November 18, 2020

September 9, 2020

July 4 & 7, 2020

May 13, 2020

November 13, 2019

September 11, 2019

July 17, 2019

May 8, 2019

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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MDDC Bylaws

Conflict of Interest Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy

Website Privacy Policy

COVID Office Policy

MDDC Remote Participation Policy

This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001MESCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
526 Western Avenue  Unit 2
Augusta, ME 04330



139 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333


Phone: 207-480-1478 or toll free 833-713-2618