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.
ALABAMA
David McRae
PO Box 235
Morris, AL 35116
205-680-3305
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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

Coming soon
COLORADO
Ellen Laurence
31 Alles Dr.
Greeley, CO 80631
970-351-8289
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CONNECTICUT
Robert Wood (Bob)
580 Long Hill Ave.
Wesley Heights, Cottage 305
Shelton, CT 06484-4803
203-225-0339 home
203-339-2159 cell
781-459-6198 Fax
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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
GEORGIA
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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ILLINOIS
Wayne T. Ryerson
8649 Carey Ave
River Grove, IL 60171
Home: (708) 453-2824
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IOWA
Sybil Finken
24640 Jasmin Lane
Glenwood, IA 51534
712-527-3334
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KANSAS
Joan Kelley
36050 W. 154th St.
Gardner, KS 66030
913-893-6808
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KENTUCKY
James West
1010 Guenevere Court
Louisville, KY 40222
502-426-4682

LOUISIANA
Mary Kay Cowen
Waldo Brothers, Inc.
721 Papworth Avenue, Suite 207
Metairie, LA   70005
phone:  504-834-8456
fax:  504-832-0125
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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
Joyce Joranko
2215 Wellington Rd.
Lansing, MI 48910
517-485-6425
 
MINNESOTA
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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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
201-445-1600 x 137 work
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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NEW YORK
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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NORTH CAROLINA
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
Julie Huso
VOR Executive Director
3605 W. Ralph Rogers Rd., #106
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
605-370-4652 cell
605-271-0445 fax
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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
Julie Huso
VOR Executive Director
3605 W. Ralph Rogers Rd., #106
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
605-370-4652 cell
605-271-0445 fax
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Tamie Hopp
VOR Director of Government Relations & Advocacy
P.O. Box 1208
Rapid City, SD 57709
605-399-1624 direct
605-399-1631 fax
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SOUTH CAROLINA
Marian Dunlap Parks
259 Marabou Circle
West Columbia, SC 29169
803-791-1707
 
Kathleen Roberts
40 Hartford Hgts
Newberry, SC 29108
803-940-0588
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Harris Capps
5301 Barwick Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29418-5701
843-207-9839
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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
Kevin and Becky Underwood
669 McCarthy Drive, North
Hartford, WI 53027
920-474-4201 phone
920-474-4129 fax
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WYOMING
Connie Howard
1016 Garfield St
Lander, WY 82505
Home: (307) 335-5050
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Shawn Humberson
PO Box 163
Lingle, WY 82223
(307) 575-6641
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