Advisory Council

The CTTAP Advisory Council is comprised of individuals with disabilities who use assistive technology (AT), family members or guardians of individuals who use AT, and representatives of agencies concerned with advancing the use of AT. The Advisory Council will provide input and perspectives regarding the AT Act federal grant and resulting statewide and comprehensive activities implemented by the Connecticut Tech Act Project.

AT Council Chair & Members
Eileen Healey, Independence Northwest

Gary Allen
Community Member

Tom Boudreau
Department of Education,
Bureau of Special Education

Ruth Carvahlo
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)

Patricia Cymbala
Dept of Developmental Services (DDS)

Kendrick DeJesus
Independence Northwest

Nicole Feeney
NEAT Center at Oak Hill

Elena Hurlburt,
NEAT Center at Oak H ill

Vicki Kowaleski,
Community Member

Lori-Lynn Chatlos,
CT Department of Labor, Commission of Workforce 


Dianne Marquez
Russell Library

Jodie McElwain-Rodriguez,
Community Member

Amy Norton

Liliya Pantus
State Unit on Aging

Amy Rubin-Mindell
Meriden ATECH
Shannon Taber

UCP of Eastern Connecticut

Sheldon Toubman
Disability Rights CT

Christiana Tyma

Smita Worah

Upcoming meetings:

Meetings are held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm primarily virtually through Teams. If you are interested in attending as a member of the public, please RSVP to 860-803-0588 for meeting location or link, agenda and other details. Dates are subject to change.

  • Wed. Jan 17, 2024, 10 am

  • Wed. April 17, 2024, 10 am

  • Wed. July 17, 2024, 10 am

  • Oct 16, 2024, 10 am