2019 Board of Directors


 boscardinmarylynnbw cropped   Mary Lynn Boscardin, Ph.D.
2019 President
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA
 Lesh BW Cropped   Jennifer L. Lesh, Ph.D.
2019 President Elect

Lynn University
Boca Raton, FL

Garcia BW
  Mikki Garcia, Ed.D.
2019 Immediate Past President
Educational Consultant
JEM Educational
Melbourne, FL

McCormick BW
  Jim McCormick, M.S.Ed.
Treasurer, 2017-2019
Independent Living Center of Eastern Indiana
Richmond, IN
    Craig Evans, CMA
Secretary (Non-Voting)

Interim Executive Director
Council for Exceptional Children



 AcevesTeresaPixBW   Terese "Tisa" Aceves, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, Diverse Ethnic and 
Multicultural Groups, 
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

 BalonSmith BW

Linda Balon-Smith, M.Admin.
Member-at-Large, Canada, 2017-2019
Special Education Resource Teacher
Warman, SK

Bost Julie BW

Julie Irene Bost, Ed.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 2017-2019
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina
Greensboro, NC

 Dennis Cavitt   Dennis Cavitt, Ed.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 2018-2019
Assistant Professor
Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, TX

CdeBaca BW

Rafael S. CdeBaca, Jr., M.Ed.
Member-at-Large, Diverse Ethnic and 
Multicultural Groups, 
Special Education Instructional Coordinator
Nampa School District #131
Nampa, ID

 Hall BW   Rosalind Hall, Ed.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 2019-2021
Director, Exceptional Student Education and Student Services
Levy County School Board
Bronson, FL 
 Hong BW   Barbara Hong, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 2017-2019
Special Assistant to Academic Vice President on Access, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
Brigham Young University, Hawaii
Laie, HI
 Laural Jackson   Laural A. Jackson, EDL
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 2019-2021
Delta/Greely School District
Delta junction, AK

 KovachDanillePixBW   Danielle M. Kovach, Ed.D.
Member-at-Large, Classroom Ranks,
Special Education Teacher
Tulsa Trail Elementary School
Hopatcong, NJ
  Diana Morales, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 2018-2020
Curriculum Support Specialist
Florida Diagnostic Learning & Resources System-South
South Miami, FL
 Rush BW   Charmion Rush, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated2019-2021
Assistant Professor, Inclusive and Special Education 
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 

 Yell Mitch 2 BW   Mitch Yell, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 
Fred and Francis Lester Palmetto Chair
of Teacher Education
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

 Paul Zinni   Paul Zinni, M.Ed.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 
Superintendent of Schools
King Philiip Regional School District
Norfolk, MA

    Craig Evans, CFA,
Interim Executive Director