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U.S. announces key appointments to the president’s committee for people with intellectual disabilities

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U.S. President Biden announces his intent to appoint the following individuals to serve as members on the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities:

  • Shawn Aleong
  • Paul Aronsohn
  • Paul Boskind
  • Eva Bunnell
  • James T. Brett
  • Hillary Dunn Stanisz
  • Kara Jones
  • Nicole Jorwic
  • Cathy Kanefsky
  • M. Brent Leonhard
  • Joseph M. Macbeth
  • Gabriel Martinez
  • Lucy Meyer
  • Tia Nelis
  • Santa Perez
  • Nick Perry
  • James Trout
  • Wendy Strauss
  • Liz Weintraub
  • Jordyn Zimmerman

The President’s Committee on People with Intellectual Disabilities serves as a federal advisor to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to persons with intellectual disabilities.

The Committee has 21 citizens members who serve two-year terms. Individuals appointed to this Committee reflect the diversity of America and include people with intellectual disabilities and their family members, researchers, service providers and other professionals, community and business representatives, and systems advocates.

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