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Kellie McCain

Executive Director

Kellie.McCain@ky.gov |  502-564-7841

Functions as the Executive Director with overarching responsibility for leading, directing and managing the activities and course of the Council based on what the Council decides are the goals and desired outcomes, and in compliance with federal laws and requirements. Leads the staff and Council in establishing and implementing the five-year State Plan, assists in developing the Council’s public policy and advocacy agenda and strategies, state and federal government relations, and other operations. Manages the Council’s budget and hires and manages the Council staff.

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Kimberlee Ratzlaff

Fiscal Director

KimberleeD.Ratzlaff@Ky.Gov |  502-782-8612

Serves as the quality manager over all Council fiscal activities. Responsible for internal state accounting procedures and grant management. Develops budget for Council approval and updates Council on fiscal activity. Assures all federal and state financial regulations are followed.

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Carol Tudor

Policy Analyst and Operations

Carol.Tudor@ky.gov |  502-782-8606

Serves as the main point of contact for inquiries, including submission of funding requests and requests for publications. Provides information and referrals. Oversees office operations and provides administrative and clerical support. Coordinates meeting logistics and Council member support. Assists the Executive Director with fiscal duties. Coordinates member recruitment and support.

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Katie Bentley

Public Policy Coordinator

Katie.Bentley@ky.gov |  502-782-8602

Serves as the coordinator for the Council’s public policy efforts. Advocates for improvements in policies, services, programs, laws, and regulations. Serves on committees and coalitions advocating the Council’s position on a range of issues impacting children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Facilitates partnerships between key stakeholders, including state agencies, advocacy organizations, and others.

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Jennifer Hicks

Program Manager

Jennifer.Hicks@ky.gov |  502-782-8608

Serves on committees and coalitions advocating the Council’s position on a range of issues impacting children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Facilitates partnerships between key stakeholders, including state agencies, advocacy organizations, and others. Manages federal planning and reporting, including the Five Year State Plan, State Plan Amendments annual PPR (Program Performance Report), and Annual Work Plans.

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Nicole Maher

Self-Advocate Coordinator

Nicole.Maher@ky.gov  |  502-782-8616

Serves as the Council’s coordinator for Self Advocate initiatives and federal mandate on self-advocacy programming. Serves on committees and coalitions advocating the Council’s position on a range of issues impacting children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Facilitates partnerships between key stakeholders, including state agencies, advocacy organizations, and others.

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Vicki Goins

Fiscal Manager

Vicki.Goins@ky.gov |  502-782-8604

Serves as the Council’s Federal Financial Manager. Completes Federal Financial Reports, tracks Council Budget and assures compliance with grant management regulations.

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Paige Harder

Communication Marketing Coordinator

paige.harder@ky.gov |  502-782-0696

Serves as public information officer for the Council. Develops and executes a multi-strategy communications plan to provide essential information and resources to targeted audiences, raise awareness of Council priorities and initiatives, and impact and influence issues of importance to the Council. Serves as media point of contact.

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Tim Moore

Front Desk Manager

Tim.Moore@ky.gov  |  502-564-7841

Serves as manager of the front desk phones and business transactions with the public.