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The Self-Determination local volunteer advisory committee members have been chosen jointly by the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Bay Area Office and the Regional Center of the East Bay.

Also on the committee is Arthur Lipscomb, the Clients Rights Advocate at Disability Rights California.

Committee Members

  • Melissa Crisp-Cooper
  • Irene Litherland
  • Arthur Lipscomb – Client Rights Advocate
  • Pamela Baird
  • Morena Grimaldi
  • Vi Ibarra
  • Jocelyn Manalac
  • Dianne Millner
  • Pei Wang
  • Lilian Ansari
  • Lorena Gomez

Committee Member Application

Download our online Application

Are You Interested in Joining Our Committee

Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB), in coordination with the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD), is recruiting volunteer Advisory Committee members to join.

In accordance with SB 468, this Advisory Committee will:
– Provide oversight of the implementation of Self-Determination in Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
– Help share and distribute best practices & training materials
– Review the development & ongoing progress of California’s SelfDetermination Program
– Make recommendations for improvement of the SelfDetermination program

Individuals with developmental disabilities, family members, advocates & community members are encouraged to apply.

Apply Now!
For more information or to receive a Self-Determination Advisory Committee application, please contact either:

Sheraden Nicholau
SCDD, Bay Area Office
(510) 286-0439

Michi Toy
(510) 618-7707

Meeting Dates