PICL Advisors

Scientist-Consumer Advisory Panel (SCAP)

These external advisors help shape the research process and ensure that our research is both rigorous and relevant to the lives of people with disabilities.

Scientist Representatives

  • Fabricio Balcazar, PhD, Professor, Department of Disability and Human Development, and Director, Center for Capacity Building on Minorities with Disabilities Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Amy Hewitt, PhD - Director, Research and Training Center on Community Living and Co-Director, Research and Training Center on HCBS Outcome Measurement, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Catherine Leigh Graham, MEBME - Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund, Columbia, SC
  • David Keer, MA - Retired Project Officer and Coordinator of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, College Park, MD
  • Phil Rumrill, PhD - Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling, Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • Tom Seekins, PhD -  Professor of Psychology and Director, Rural Options After Discharge Project, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Consumer Representatives

  • Ron Garcia - Consultant, Santa Fe, NM
  • Sierra Royster - Youth Programs Coordinator, Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL), Little Rock, AR
  • Jack Stratton - Deputy Director, ARCIL, Inc. CIL, Austin, TX
  • Ranita Wilks - Independent Living Skills/Peer Counseling Specialist and Youth Employment Program Coordinator, Independence, Inc. CIL, Lawrence, KS

What's That Mean?

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