Governor’s Cabinet and Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities

 

Responsibilities of the Governor’s Cabinet for People with Disabilities and the Governor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities:

1. Make recommendations to the Governor on policies, procedures, regulations, and legislation that aid people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.
2. Serve as the Governor’s liaison to people with disabilities on policies, procedures, regulations, and legislation that affect people with disabilities in order to ensure that State government is accessible, accountable, and responsive to people with disabilities. 
3. Serve as a resource to all departments, commissions, and agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction to ensure that these government entities are cognizant of the needs of people with disabilities and their respective services and programs are accessible to those
individuals.
4. Work with the Administration and agencies to monitor the hiring, retention, and promotion practices of the Commonwealth relating to the employment of people with disabilities in order to ensure that there are no discriminatory practices within the Commonwealth. 
 

View the Executive Order 2006-09 establishing Governor's Cabinet for People with Disabilities & Governor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities. 

 

Members of Governor's Cabinet for People with Disabilities

Department of Human ServicesSecretary Teresa Miller (Cabinet Chair)
Department of AgingActing Secretary Robert Torres
Department of AgricultureSecretary Russell Redding
Department of Banking & SecuritiesSecretary Robin Wiessmann
Department of Community and Economic DevelopmentSecretary Dennis M. Davin
Department of EducationSecretary Pedro Rivera
Department of HealthPhysician General and Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine
Department of Labor and IndustrySecretary W. Gerard "Jerry" Oleksiak
Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAdjutant General Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli
Department of StateActing Secretary Kathy Boockvar
Department of TransportationSecretary Leslie Richards
Governor’s Office of the BudgetSecretary Jen Swails
Governor's Office of Policy and PlanningSecretary Meg Snead
Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities CouncilExecutive Director Graham Mulholland
Pennsylvania Housing Finance AgencyExec. Dir. & CEO Brian A. Hudson, Sr.
Pennsylvania Human Relations CommissionExecutive Director Chad Dion Lassiter
Pennsylvania State Civil Service CommissionExecutive Director 
Pennsylvania Council on the ArtsExecutive Director Karl Blischke

 

Members of Governor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities

Rodelyn AlcidonisWyncote, PA
Margie AustinPhiladelphia, PA
Dr. Josie BadgerPittsburgh, PA
Frank BartoliPittston, PA
Everett DeiblerAllentown, PA
Kim DoanExton, PA
Charles J. GiambroneHarborcreek, PA
Sarah GoldsteinPittsburgh, PA
Michele Hammersla-QuickClearfield, PA
Mary Jones-FurlowPhiladelphia, PA
Lynn KeltzMechanicsburg, PA
Tim MoranScranton, PA
Ellaheh OtarodMechanicsburg, PA
Stephen S. PenningtonPhiladelphia, PA
Roseann PolishanScranton, PA
Peri Jude RadecicHarrisburg, PA
Terry E. RothHarrisburg, PA
Madelaine SaykoArdmore, PA
Katherine S. SeidlHarrisburg, PA
Rev. Sally Jo SnyderFreeport, PA
Heidi TuszynskiErie, PA
Shirley WalkerHarrisburg, PA
  

2018 Approved Meeting Minutes: (Documents attached)

2019 Meeting Dates

  • Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Friday, November 8, 2019
     
All meetings are open to the public and are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the address below: 
         PA Department of Education
         Heritage Room AB
         333 Market Street
         Harrisburg, PA 17126

If you are interested in serving as a member of the Governor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities, please submit your member application, resume and a letter of recommendation to Devon Grant by e-mail at dgrant@pa.gov, or by mail at:

          Devon D. Grant, Executive Director
          Governor’s Cabinet and Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities
          Room 333 Health & Welfare Bldg.
          625 Forster St.
          Harrisburg, PA 17120  

 

For more information on the Governor’s Cabinet and Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities, or to be added to the ListServe, please contact Devon Grant at (717) 787-4287 or dgrant@pa.gov