About the Colorado Disability Funding Committee

Disability Funding Committee Mission Statement

To maximize support for new and innovative programs benefiting Colorado's disability community by raising and distributing funds as authorized by the Laura Hershey Disability Support Act.

Committee Bylaws

The committee's current bylaws can be viewed at this link.

Membership

The Disability Funding Committee was created in§24-30-2201, C.R.S. (effective August 11, 2016) pursuant to HB 16-1362. This bill consolidated the work of two previous committees: the Disability-Benefit Support Committee and the License Plate Auction Group.

The committee consists of thirteen members appointed by the governor. Of the thirteen members, at least seven members must be either a person with a disability, a care giver of a person with a disability, or a person who lives in a household with a person with a disability and is meaningfully involved in the care of a person with a disability. In making the appointments, the governor shall ensure that the committee has members with experience in or knowledge of business and business management, ‚ nonprofit entities and managing nonprofit entities, advocacy for persons with disabilities, the practice of medicine, and the practice of law with experience working with persons with disabilities. In addition to the thirteen members, the governor\'s council for persons with disabilities may, in consultation with the committee, appoint a representative to serve on the committee in an ex officio capacity.

DISABILITY FUNDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

for terms expiring August 12, 2022:

Thomas Bost, MD, of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a person in the practice of medicine, appointed,

Chanda Hinton of Lakewood, Colorado to serve as a person with a disability, and as a person with experience in or knowledge of nonprofit entities and managing nonprofit entities, appointed,

Andrew Ouellette of Denver, Colorado to serve as a person with a disability, appointed,

Craig Simon of Denver, Colorado to serve as a person with a disability, and as a person with experience in or knowledge of nonprofit entities and managing nonprofit entities, appointed,

for terms expiring August 12, 2023:

Kenneth Maestas of Lamar, Colorado, to serve as a person with a disability, appointed,

Brenda Mosby of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a person with a disability, and as a person with experience in or knowledge of business and business management, appointed,

Hanni Raley of Westminster, Colorado, to serve as a person with experience in or knowledge of nonprofit entities and managing nonprofit entities, appointed,

Alvina Vasquez of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, to serve as a person with experience in or knowledge of business and business management, appointed,

Michael Stone of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a representative of persons with disabilitie, appointed;

for terms expiring August 12, 2024:

Samuel Taylor of Broomfield, Colorado, to serve as an individual with knowledge of business and business management, appointed;

Oren Von Limbaugh of Aurora, Colorado, to serve as someone in the practice of law with experience working with persons with disabilities and a person who lives in a household with a person with a disability and is meaningfully involved in the care of a person with a disability, appointed;

Lloyd Lewis of Englewood, Colorado, to serve as an individual who lives in a household with a person with a disability and as a person who is meaningfully involved in the care of a person with a disability, and as a person with experience or knowledge of business and business management, and as a person with experience or knowledge of nonprofit entities and managing nonprofit entities, reappointed;

JoyAnn Keener Ruscha of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a person with a disability, and as a person who lives in a household with a person with a disability, and as a person who is meaningfully involved in the care of a person with a disability, reappointed.