Consumer Advisory Council

The Consumer Advisory Council is comprised of individuals with disabilities, family members, representatives of local and state disability agencies, and university officials. The Council assists the Partnership with the development of plans to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families, and reviews program goals and direction.


William Dewey, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Parthy Dinora, Executive Director, Partnership for People with Disabilities


Heidi Lawyer, Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)

Samantha Hollins, Virginia Department of Education

Debe Fults, disAbility Resource Center

Beth Klein, Disability Law Center of Virginia

Rick Mitchell, Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Ann F. Bevan, Department of Medical Assistance Services

Eric Raff, Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Teri Morgan, Virginia Board for People with Disabilities

Heather Norton, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Sara A. Link, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Shelton Stevens, Self Advocate

Matthew Bogenschutz, VCU School of Social Work

Carolyn Hawley, VCU College of Health Professions

Kathleen Rudasill, VCU School of Education

*As of December 2022