Board of Directors

  • Rick Rader, MD,FAAIDD, DHL (hon)
    President of AAHD
    Editor-in-chief, Exceptional Parent Magazine
    Director, Habilitation Center,
    Orange Grove Center, Chattanooga, TN
    VP Public Policy, American Academy of
    Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
  • Ronald G. Blankenbaker, MD
    Past AAHD President
    Associate Dean Emeritus
    University of Tennessee College of Medicine
    Chattanooga, TN
  • Vince Campbell, Ph.D.
    Disability Researcher and Consultant
    Gulf Shores, AL
  • Michael Hoenig, MA
    University of Iowa
    Health Care Center for Disabilities and Development
    AAHD Scholarship Committee Co-Chair
    Iowa City, IA
  • Matt Holder, MD, MBA
    Chief Executive Officer
    Lee Specialty Clinic
    Louisville, KY
  • Amy Houtrow, MD, MPH, Ph.D
    Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatrics
    Endowed Chair for Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D
    Associate Research Professor
    Department of Disability and Human Development
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Gary Liguori, Ph.D, FACSM
    Dean, College of Health Sciences
    University of Rhode Island
    Kingston, RI
  • Monika Mitra, Ph.D
    Director, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy
    Nancy Lurie Marks Associate Professor of Disability Policy
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management
    Brandeis University
    Boston, MA
  • Margaret A. Nosek, PhD
    Executive Director
    Center for Research on Women
    with Disabilities
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX
  • Susan L. Parish, Ph.D., MSW
    Susan L. Parish
    College of Health Professions
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Bruce Pearlman, LLC, CPA
    Financial Consultant
    Rockville, MD


          • Roberta Carlin, MS, JD
            Executive Director
          • E. Clarke Ross, DPA
            Public Policy Director
          • Karl Cooper, Esq.
            Director of Public Health Programs
          • Anthony Oberg, MPA
            Project Associate
          • Barbara Kornblau, OT, JD
            Project Consultant
          • Charles E. Drum, MPA, JD, PhD
            National Center on Research, Knowledge Translation, & Dissemination
          • Julie McLean, CPA
          • Maria Manolatos
            Administrative Assistant

                    • Natasha K. Sheme, MPsy
                      Communications Associate
                    • Neuconcepts, Inc.
                      Website Developer/Designer
                      St. Louis, MO