Organization and Staff Contacts

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Direct contact information for VOR staff members follows.


State Coordinators

VOR has advocates for people with mental retardation 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.

Board of Directors

VOR's all volunteer Board of Directors represent many states from across the country. Our dedicated Board of Directors supports VOR's advocacy for high quality care and human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The following individuals serve on VOR's Board of Directors. Complete contact information is available here.

Terry Kopansky (TN)

Ann Knighton (GA)
Immediate Past President 

First Vice President
Gil Fonger (IL)Second Vice President  
Jill Goldstein (NY)

Cindy Bartman (NJ)

Mary Kay Cowen (LA)

Terry Lafleur (LA) 

Linda Lotzi (PA) 

Mary O'Riordan (CA) 

Mary Reese (MD)
Joanne St. Amand (NJ) 

Mary Vitale (MO)
A Tribute to Mary McTernan:
Thank you for your many years of service to VOR and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities around the country

On June 30, 2014, Mary McTernan, VOR Past President, long-time Officer and Board Member, Committee Chair, member and donor, ended her final term on the VOR Board of Directors.
Mary has contributed so much for so long to VOR, never seeking or wanting credit or attention for her many contributions. Her departure in this official role on our behalf provides a fitting opportunity to offer a well-deserved tribute.
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National Committees

VOR has a very active committee structure that helps carry out VOR's advocacy efforts. Volunteers from across the country serve on these national committees in support of VOR's advocacy for high quality care and human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Interested? Click here