State AT Programs are required to establish Advisory Councils to provide “consumer-responsive, consumer-driven advice” for the planning, operation, and evaluation of programs, including setting measurable goals. The Advisory Council includes: Individuals with disabilities that use assistive technology or the family members or guardians of the individuals; A representative of the state vocational rehabilitation agency; A representative of a state center for independent living; A representative of the state workforce investment board; A representative of the state educational agency; and, Representatives of other state agencies, public agencies, or private organizations, as determined by the state. At least 51% of the advisory members must be either individuals with disabilities that use assistive technology, a family member or a guardian of such an individual. Individuals appointed to represent state entities cannot count toward that requirement. The advisory council is a geographical representation of the state and reflects the diversity of the state in regard to race, ethnicity, and type of disabilities across the age span, as well as users of types of services that an individual with a disability may receive. Read the Policies and ProceduresPDF - Revised Edition November 2014 Advisory Council Members Name Affiliation Federally Required Appointment Alan Aamodt Idaho Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation Yes Cathy Hart Idaho Commission on Aging No Dan Brownell Consumer No Laine Amoureux Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Yes Carleen Egbert Division of Medicaid No Gordon Graff Idaho Dept. of Labor Yes Ronald Oberleitner Behavior Imaging Solutions No Sister Anthony Marie Greving Area V Agency on Aging- Southeast Idaho Council on Governments No Steven Snow Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing No Ted Roy Consumer No Natella Shaw Shoshone Paiute Tribes Vocational Rehabiiltation No Mary Jones Consumer No Jim Cook Idaho Legal Aid Services No Charlie Silva State Dept. of Education No Dean Nielson Living Independently for Everyone (Life, Inc.) No Anthony Ellertson Consumer No Christy Cronheim Infant Toddler Policy Program No IATP Newsletter Would you like to receive emails about upcoming events, disability resources, and available AT services? Sign up for our free newsletter!