I am a disability activist who has been in the community for more than ten years. In the past I have assisted people with operating new power wheelchairs, participated in numerous advocacy groups, volunteered for local and statewide committees, and have given testimony many times before the state legislature. While I have advocated in the past for everything from jobs to individual choice; advocacy is not about the past, but about the future.


In 2013 Senate Bill 468 was signed into law, which created a pathway for individuals and families toward choice in the not-too-distant future. As an original enrollee of the self-determination program, I have seen the highs and lows. I think I am a strong advocate during the Individualized Program Plan process; the program has improved my life, and I would like to see improvement for others. As the transition process moves forward, I am a valuable addition because I can provide assistance to individuals and families new to the self-determination process.


I’m the new consumer advocate at the Redwood Coast Regional Center and I have been for a few weeks. I cover Mendocino and Lake Counties in California, and it’s a lot of fun and I hope to help a lot of clients.

New Consumer Advocate

  • CDCAN REPORT (JUNE 22 2017): State Capitol Update - Assembly Approves Several Budget Related Bills Including Health Budget Trailer Bill
  • (JUN 20 2017): Exhibit at California Museum Featuring Artists with Developmental Disabilities from Across CA - Opening Reception Tonight
  • Register Today and Distribute Through Your Networks!
  • 2014-15 Annual Employment and Day Program Report Posted
  • CDCAN REPORT (JUN 16 2017) Developmental Services Budget Trailer Bill Summary - Also: Frances Gracechild Memorial Services July 7 12 to 3 PM
  • CDCAN REPORT (JUN 15 2017): Breaking News - Legislature Passes 2017-2018 State Budget Plan - Sends to Governor
  • CDCAN REPORTJUN 15 2017Health Budget Trailer Bill ReleasedLegislature Will Take Up Today 20172018 State Budget Bills & Most of Trailer Bills
  • Seeking Input from Access Stakeholders
  • Competitive Integrated Employment Blueprint Local Partnership Agreements (LPAs) – Public Teleconference
  • CDCAN REPORT (JUN 13 2017): All Budget Trailer Bills Released - Hearings Today by Full Budget Committees Before Final Vote on Budget Thu
  • CDCAN REPORTJUN 13 2017Assembly & Senate Full Budget Committees Will Meet Tuesday On Budget Trailer Bills Before FInal Vote on Budget on Thu
  • CDCAN REPORTJUNE 12 2017Apparent Agreement on Prop 56 Tobacco Tax Revenues - Up to $546 Million May Be Allocated for Some Medi-Cal Providers
  • CDCAN REPORT JUN12 2017DDS Issues Letter That Changes Effective Dateof Rate Increase Covering Home Care Overtime forRegional CenterProviders
  • CDCAN REPORT (JUNE 12 2017): Budget Trailer Bills Released Including Bills on IHSS County Funding, Developmental Services, Human Services
  • CDCAN REPORT JUN 9 2017IHSS Stakeholder Conference Call Today 12:30 PM on IHSS Paid Sick Leave ImplementationAlso:Electronic Timesheet Pilot
  • 2 CECY Webinars: June 15 and June 22 Person Centered Planning and Employment
  • CDCAN REPORT (JUN 9 2017): Budget Deal Reached by Governor and Democratic Legislative Leaders - Budget Conference Committee Meets Thu Night
  • CDCAN REPORT (JUN 8 2017): Budget Conference Committee May Meet Late This Afternoon or Early Evening
  • CDCAN Disability-Senior Rights Report: Frances Gracechild Passes Away
  • CDCAN REPORT (JUN 5 2017): Budget Conference Committee Meets Today at 1:30 PM on Transportation and Energy - Met on Health & Human Services
  • CDCAN REPORT (JUN 3 2017): Budget Conference Committee Meets At 10 AM Today (Saturday) on Health and Human Services
  • Promotora Training June 2017
  • Native American Cultural Responsiveness Training
  • CDCAN REPORT MAY 31 2017)Budget Conference Committee Meets at 4 PM - Releases Another Agenda and Attachment on Tobacco Tax Revenue Proposals
  • CDCAN REPORT (MAY 31 2017): Budget Conference Committee Agenda for Health and Human Services Released
  • CDCAN REPORTMAY 30 2017Budget Conference Committee Agenda for Public Safety, Judicial and Labor Released -Also Agenda for EducationHigher Ed
  • CDCAN REPORT (MAY 30 2017): Budget Conference Committee To Meet Wed 1 PM on Public Safety, Judicial and Labor Budget Items
  • CDCAN REPORT (MAY 30 2017): Budget Conference Committee Meets Today at 2 PM To Hear Budget Overview by Legislative Analyst Office (LAO)
  • CDCAN REPORT (MAY 30 2017): Budget Conference Committee Will Hold First Hearings This Week