Johnny joined the Council on April 1, 2023. He serves as the main contact for the Council. Johnny manages and directs council activities based on the goals and objectives in compliance with federal laws and requirements. He leads Council staff in implementing the Five Year Plan and assists in developing the Council's public policy, advocacy agenda and strategies, state and federal government relations and other operations. He also manages the Councils budget and hires and manages the Council staff. Johnny brings a wealth of experience to the Council including working with citizen boards, advocating and working with and for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and their support systems.