Bob was previously employed at Seven Counties Services, Inc. where his last position was Unit Manager of the Crisis Prevention and Response Program. He was instrumental in developing the initial infrastructure for the Kentucky state grant funded program which provided an array of services for individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities experiencing psychiatric or behavioral crises. After retiring from Seven Counties Services, Bob returned to work at the Lee Specialty Clinic, an integrated healthcare clinic in Louisville, where he served in a similar capacity as the Director of Crisis Services.
Bob has served in a volunteer capacity at several local non-profit agencies including the Home of the Innocents as the Chairman of the Family Support group and the Mattingly Center as a board member. He also previously served as board member for The Council on Developmental Disabilities.
In the arena of governmental advocacy, Bob was the Chairperson for the Region Six Supported Living Council. He is presently the Co-Chair of the Governor's Commission on Supports for Individuals with I/DD (Intellectual /Developmental Disabilities) (HB 144) Health and Wellness Committee and is a parent representative on the full HB 144 Commission.
Bob has stated that he derives his inspiration and passion from his son, Robby who is intellectually/developmentally disabled and who is a constant source of joy. He is also inspired by his wife, Karen who, in addition to being a compassionate, caring wife and mother, is also a tireless advocate.
Bob is looking forward to serving individuals, families, guardians, caregivers, agencies and all of the important stakeholders associated with The Council on Developmental Disabilities, as together we continue to build one of the most important non-profit organizations in Louisville.
Contact Bob at email@example.com
Sara Beth has been passionate about those with special needs and has used her servant heart to inspire her community since as far back as she can remember. She started as a volunteer in a classroom, became a strong advocate and support for families, and then an inspirational Momma Bear for her own special needs child. A Louisville native, who at an early age, along with her twin sister, learned to take care of herself and her family. As someone who is not afraid to speak up or out she has been the voice for many on the Autism Spectrum and with IDD. She has assisted with fundraising, building educational curriculums, provided multiple trainings, and cultivated resources for parents and families in our community.
Her professional passions are bringing education and resources to parents including IEP Navigation, Community Support Services, Medicaid Waivers, Funding, etc. Sara Beth has involvement in organizations such as FEAT, Smile Project Louisville, and Southeast Christian Church.
Finally, the two biggest joys in her life and her motivation to make a better world for others are her children, Aiden and Avery. Aiden has been her guiding light and her inspiration for her current work with special needs and Avery, whom Sara Beth adopted at birth, has shown her that you don’t have to give birth to someone to love them unconditionally and make them a part of your forever family. Sara Beth invites everyone that she meets to be a part of her family. Sara Beth always makes room at her table for everyone.
Contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Henry Hood, President
Adonna Wickliffe, President-Elect
Ruth Trout, Treasurer
Missy Kinnaird, Secretary
Dr. Matthew Holder, Immediate Past President
Robert Napolilli, Chief Exceutive Officer