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The Behavioral Health Division -Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council exists by authority of W.S. 9-2-107(a) for the purpose of advising the Division staff on formulating and amending rules, policies, and procedure relating to Division programs and activities.  The purpose of the Council is to assist and advise the Division in implementing a statewide service delivery system for persons who are identified as having developmental disabilities and their families.  

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2013 -14 DD Advisory Council Members

Shirley Pratt, Chair

CEO, ARK Regional Services

1150 North 3rd Street, Laramie, WY 82072

(307) 742-6641

Representing: Service provider

Term ends: September 2016

Ginny Chidsey

Wyoming Department of Education

Hathaway Building, Room 144

2300 Capitol Avenue Cheyenne, WY 82002

(307) 777-7256

Representing: Wyoming Department of Education

Term ends: September 2016

Tina Bahmer, Vice Chair

Executive Director,Wyoming Community Service Providers

P.O. Box 2990, Cheyenne, WY 82003

Representing: Wyoming Community Service Providers

Term ends: September 2016

Shannon Buller, Secretary

Executive Director, Wy Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities

122 W. 25th Street, Herschler Bldg. Room 1608, Cheyenne, WY 82002  ( 

307) 777-7230

Representing: Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities

Term ends: indefinite term

Randy Peil

Protection & Advocacy Systems Inc

P.O. Box 58, Lander, WY 82520

(307) 332-8268

Representing: Protection and Advocacy

Term ends: indefinite term


Representing: Self-Advocate

Term ends: April 2015

Sandy Root-Elledge

Executive Director, University of Wyoming, WIND

100 E. University Ave., Dept 4298

Laramie, WY 82071 (307) 766-2762 

Representing: Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Term ends: indefinite term

Cynthia Hartung

Executive Director, Renewed Hope Foundation

714 South 11th Street, Laramie, WY 82070

(307) 766-6106

Representing: Legal representative of person with DD/ABI

Term ends: September 2016

Jennifer Elliot

Case Manager, Magic City Enterprises

259 Edgemont Lane, Granite Canyon, WY 82059 

(307) 970-484-0361

Representing: Service provider

Term ends: September 2016

Kathy Davison

PO Box 602, Kemmerer, WY 83101

(307) 877-6483

Representing: Legal representative of person with DD/ABI

Term ends: May 2016


For more information, please contact the Behavioral Health Division at (307) 777-7359