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Board of Directors

Chair- Jason Reaves

Jason is from Westland MI and has been a self-advocate for over 20 years. He is on the Consumer Advisory panel at Hegira Health. He also works with Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network as a member of their Constituents Voice Panel

Vice-Chair- Sarah Carmany

Sarah is from Kalamazoo and currently sits on the Board for Integrated  Services of Kalamazoo and is a member of the Women’s League of Voters Kalamazoo area. She is an alternate on the SABE Board nationally and was the 2021 recipient of the The Betty Williams, Champion of Equal Opportunity Award from the NACDD.

Secretary- Todd Koopmans

I spent my teen years in an institution and then foster care. I moved into an adult foster care home when I was 18. I joined the Board of the ARC of Newaygo County, and began to get involved with helping others being served by the CMH system. I joined the Disability Council for the State, and received the Partners in Excellence Award from the Community Mental Health Association.

I am one of the founding members of the Empowerment Network, and served as Vice Chair on their board. We advocated with the CMH for more money and a better space. I am very proud of the contributions Empowerment makes to our community.

I was appointed to the CMH Board in 2007, and have served on the State Children’s Advisory Committee as well as the Self Advocates of Michigan committee since then. I am also on the Executive Board for the CMHA. And the Secretary for SAM

Holly HollinsAt Large Executive team member

Holly Miller is a self-advocate from West Michigan and holds a Masters of Laws in Political Theory from East China Normal University. Her thesis title is “Autistic Voices in China, a critical disability research”. She also holds a Bachelors in Chinese Studies from Grand Valley State University. Holly is a public speaker on autism and neurodiversity. She has been speaking since 2013.

Daniel Paul

Daniel is passionate about expanding accommodations for people with I/DD in college/medical school/law school and also learning how self-advocates in other countries advocate for themselves and how we can learn from them.

Daniel is the Chairperson for the Delta County RICC, a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus and current Board Secretary of SAM, past Board Chairperson, and also was previously an appointed member of the Michigan Council on Developmental Disabilities

Anna Dusbiber LMSW – Recreation and Independent Living Services Manager

  • Specializes in supporting youth in transition to adulthood navigating school to community life. 
  • Provides program support across Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw Counties as part of a team that provides a broad continuum of consumer and community-based independent living services.
  • Engages in systems advocacy efforts throughout the state to advocate for and with people with disabilities. 
  • Advocacy interests include behavioral health, Medicaid policy, access to integrative competitive employment, and self-directed services.

Paul Palmer

Barb Valliere

inception. She is employed with UCP as a Public Policy Specialist. She is a member of the Access Task Force. Barb believes persons with disabilities deserve equality. Her areas of special interest are the elimination of sub-minimum wage, transportation, and aging issues.

Tyler Urias

Erin McMahon

Erin lives in Washtenaw County Ypsilanti Michigan. She is married.

Her personal/ professional goals are to help people in the community and helping Association for Community Advocacy with fundraising alongside her husband. She wants to empower people with developmental disabilities in advocating for themselves. Her values are self-determination, kindness, hardwork.

Jacqueline Cuevas

Tonnieo Graves

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