Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

State Coordinators

VOR has advocates for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our State Coordinators help coordinate VOR's grassroots advocacy, and provide individual advocacy assistance to families in need in many states. Names and contact information for our State Coordinators follow.

ALABAMA

David McRae
PO Box 235
Morris, AL 35116
205-680-3305
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ARIZONA
Anne Hogan
Gilbert, AZ
480-283-5902
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ARKANSAS

Darrell Pickney
204 NE 2nd St
Hoxie, AR 72433
(870) 930-5574
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No. CALIFORNIA

Mary O’Riordan
110 Larkspur Plaza Dr.
Larkspur, CA 94939
415-927-0542
415-927-1549 fax
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So. CALIFORNIA

Michael Proulx
10640 Woodbine St.   Ste. 101
Los Angeles, CA  90034-4700
310-307-9783
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COLORADO

Ellen Laurence
31 Alles Dr.
Greeley, CO 80631
970-351-8289
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CONNECTICUT

Hugo Dwyer
72 Carmine Street, Rear Duplex
New York, NY 10014
212-929-4197
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Martha Dwyer, Esq.
127 W. 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
212-724-7894 home
917-502-4466 cell
212-769-3933 fax
212-682-4002 ext. 35 work
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FLORIDA

Edward & Virginia Carraway
95294 Twin Oaks Ln
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
904-277-6666 home FL
866-429-6223 Toll Free Anywhere
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GEORGIA

Ann Knighton
P.O. Box 10005
Augusta, GA 30903
706-993-6329 cell
706-842-1916 or 1912 office
706-842-1917 work fax

Irene Welch
180 Laurel Ct.
Dawson, GA 39842
229-698-2710
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ILLINOIS

Rita Burke
278 Poplar Camp Rd.
Makanda, IL 62958
618-457-4335 hn
618-559-1790 cell
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Wayne T. Ryerson
8649 Carey Ave
River Grove, IL 60171
Home: (708) 453-2824
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IOWA

Sybil Finken
401 Louise Ave.
Glenwood, IA 51534
712-527-3259
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KANSAS

Joan Kelley
36050 W. 154th St.
Gardner, KS 66030
785-218-7195
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KENTUCKY

James West
1010 Guenevere Court
Louisville, KY 40222
502-426-4682

LOUISIANA

Mary Kay Cowen
5100 Willowtree Road
Marrero, LA   70072
phone:  504-494-0170
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MAINE

Darla S. Chafin
24 Blaine Avenue
Augusta, ME 04330
207-622-4617 home
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MASSACHUSETTS - EAST

George Mavridis
202 Brooksby Village Dr.
Unit 308
Peabody, MA 01960 - 8517
978-535-4322 home phone/fax
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MASSACHUSETTS -- WEST

Ed & Gail Orzechowski
20 Bridge Road, Unit 40
Florence MA 01062-1099
413-283-6012 home
413-262-5875 cell
413-727-3473 Advocacy Network
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MICHIGAN

Jill Barker
2620 Hickory Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-996-5561 home
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Joyce Joranko
2215 Wellington Rd.
Lansing, MI 48910
517-485-6425

MINNESOTA

Jim Gerlich
2542 Burnham Rd. 
Minneapolis, MN 55416
612-483-4251 
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Alfred Wolfram
2527 Charles St. N
No. St. Paul, MN 55109
651-748-9095 home
651-748-8119 work
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MISSOURI

Mary A. Vitale, President, Parents Association, Bellefontaine Habilitation Center
1335 Redbird Drive
Florissant MO 63031
314-831-5662 home
314-994-3300  ext 3700 work
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Ron Wehmeyer, President, Parents Association,  Higginsville Habilitation Center
266 Bronco Lane
Gravois Mills, MO 65037
573-374-7363
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MONTANA

Gary Spaeth
1012 8th Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 439-8898
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NEBRASKA

Patricia Crawford
14730 Elison Ave.
Omaha, NE 68116
402-991-7527
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NEW JERSEY

Cindy Bartman
16 Scott St
Waldwick, NJ 07463
201-444-0855 home
201-819-6996 cell
201-445-5343 fax
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NEW YORK

Hugo and Cristy Dwyer
72 Carmine Street,
Rear Duplex
New York, NY 10014
212-929-4197
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Michael Klurfeld
111 E 85 St., Apt. 11 D
New York, NY 10029
646-387-5857
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NORTH CAROLINA

William Ryerson
1954 Waterford Village Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012
336-765-6763 home
703-620-4846 cell
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Wilda E. Brown
15956 U S 221 N
Marion, NC 28752
Home:     (828) 756-7394 (*)
Work Fax: (828) 756-7604
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NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO

Caroline Lahrmann
2359 Coventry Road
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 359-9323
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OKLAHOMA

Bill and Mary Jane Burruss
732 N.W. 87th
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
405-848-3121 home
405-820-3265
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OREGON

Sid Stuller
16825 S.W. Riviera Dr.
King City, OR 97224
503-639-8950 ph/fax
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PENNSYLVANIA

Polly Spare
The Manor at York Town
2010 York Rd., Apt. 209
Jamison, PA 18929
215-491-9165
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SOUTH DAKOTA

SOUTH CAROLINA

Kathleen Roberts
40 Hartford Hgts
Newberry, SC 29108
803-940-0588
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TEXAS

Nancy Ward
4441 Cartagena Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76133
817-292-0122
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(Denton)

Suzanne Perkins
2422 Rountree Dr
Abilene, TX 79601-2031
325-673-1844
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(Abilene)

UTAH

Sherilyn Kent
Mental Retardation Association of Utah (MRAU)
895 N 900 E
American Fork, UT 84003
801-763-4008 work
801-763-4214 fax
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VIRGINIA

Jane Anthony
2055 Wethersfield Ct.
Reston, VA 20191-3628
703-860-8652 home
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WASHINGTON

Terri Anderson
22639 NE 192nd Ct.
Woodinville, WA 98077
425-788-4529 phone
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WISCONSIN

 

WYOMING

Shawn Humberson 
PO Box 163
Lingle, WY 82223
(307) 575-6641
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