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AAC Board Members

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Name Position Phone Location
Amy Winn President 505.967.9286 Santa Fe, NM
Susan Friel-Williams Vice President
Membership Chair/Event Registrar
Nominations & Elections Chair
239-772-2727 Cape Coral, FL


Vacant  Treasurer    
Vacant New England Regional Director    
Vacant Mid-Atlantic Regional Director    
Vacant South Regional Director    
Vacant Midwest Regional Director    
Vacant Southwest Regional Director    
Deborah Myers Western  Regional Director   Bainbridge Island, WA
Tim Monti-Wohlpart Interim Legislative Chair   Brooklyn, NY
Sarah Dodson Communications Chair/
Social Media
  Queen Creek, AZ
Vacant Professional Liaison    
Mary Wilson Board Member At-Large   Mansfield, TX
Thomas Ahearn Board Member at Large   Lake Ozark, MO
Vacant Conference Chair    
Vacant Educational Chair    
Vacant Support Group Liaison    
Vacant Adoptive Parent Liaison    

State Representatives

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Year became SR
State Phone Location

Region - New England

Regional Director - Vacant

Vacant Connecticut    
Bobbi Beavers Maine 207.748.3432 S. Berwick, ME
Cynthia McGuigan Massachusetts   West Bridgewater, MA
Vacant New Hampshire    
Mary Ann Shallcross Rhode Island  401.475.7707  Pawtucket, RI
Vacant Vermont    

Region - Mid-Atlantic

Regional Director - Susan Merkel

VACANT Delaware    
Linda Clausen

Washington, DC/


202.966.1640 Washington, DC / MD
Vacant New Jersey    
Tim Monti-Wohlpart New York   New York City
Vacant Ohio    
Vacant Pennsylvania    
Dave Horne Virginia 703.998.8657 Alexandria, VA
Acting State Rep
Dave Horne
West Virginia 703.998.8657 Alexandria, VA

Region - South

Regional Director  - Vacant

Vacant Alabama    
Vacant Arkansas    
Susan Friel-Williams Florida 239.772.2727 Cape Coral, FL
Archie Hyde Georgia 706.376.1957 Hartwell, GA
Bob Chastang Kentucky 859.261.1900 Newport, KY
Linda Woods Louisiana 504.443.1012 Kenner, LA
Vacant Mississippi    
Vacant North Carolina    
Vacant South Carolina    
Holly Spann
Tennessee 615.812.2551 Nashville, TN

Region - Midwest

Regional Director -Vacant

Vacant Illinois    
Melissa Shelton Indiana 317.519.7127 Carmel, IN
Vacant Iowa    
Tina Caudill Michigan 248.399.1290 Hazel Park, MI
Penelope Needham Minnesota 612.616.3139 Eden Prairie, MN
Vacant North Dakota    
Linda C. Willson Nebraska 402.537.4387 La Vista, NE
Vacant Nebraska    
Vacant South Dakota    
Vacant Wisconsin    

Region - Southwest

Regional Director - Vacant

Deb Allen Arizona   Lake Havasu City, AZ
Vacant Colorado    
Marilyn Waugh Kansas 785.235.6122 Topeka, KS
Vacant Missouri    
Diana Edwards New Mexico   Silver City, NM
Samantha Franklin Oklahoma 918.697.2002 Bixby, OK
Mary Wilson Texas 682.553.9235 Mansfield, TX
Lana Addington Texas   Keller, TX
Liesl Einerson Utah   Salt Lake City, UT

Region - West

Regional Director - Deborah Myers

Vacant Alaska    
Sarah Burns California 818.209.6866 Valley Glen, CA
Janet Oelklaus N.California 415.888.8162 Mill Valley, CA
Betsy Holt
805.642.1882 Ventura, CA
Vacant Hawaii    
Vacant Idaho    
Vacant Montana    
Acting State Rep
Sarah Burns
Nevada 808.209.6866 Valley Glen, CA
Vacant Oregon    
Deborah Myers Washington 206.842.6798 Bainbridge Island, WA
Vacant Wyoming    

If you see a position you would like to fill, check out our Volunteer page,or you do not see a State Representative listed for your State or would like information on becoming a State Representative please contact your Regional Director.  If no Regional Director please contact the President or Vice President.