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​Governor's Cabinet and Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities

The Governor's Cabinet for People with Disabilities and the Governor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities have the following responsibilities:
  1. They make suggestions to the governor on policies, procedures, regulations, and legislation that help people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.
  2. They serve as points-of-contact between the governor and people with disabilities in order to make sure that state government is open, accountable, willing to respond. 
  3. They work with all of the departments, commissions, and agencies under the governor to make sure the needs of people with disabilities and their required services and programs are accessible to those individuals.
  4. They work with the governor's offices and agencies to oversee the hiring and employment of people with disabilities in the commonwealth and ensure that no discrimination takes place.  

To view the executive order establishing the Governor's Cabinet for People with Disabilities & Governor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities, click here. 

Members of the 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 the Governor's Advisory Committee 

for People with Disabilities

Rodelyn AlcidonisWyncote, 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
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

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

For more information on the Governor's Cabinet and Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities or to be added to the ListServ, please call (717) 787-2600.