Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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.

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Issues Oversight Committee

  • Mary Vitale (MO) Chair
  • Jill Barker (MI)
  • Harris Capps (OH)

Legislative Committee

  • Joanne St. Amand (NJ)  Chair
  • Sam Friedman (NJ)
  • Larry Innis (IL)
  • Peter Kinzler (VA)
  • Linda Lotzi (MD)
  • Rita Winkeler (IL)

Quality of Care Committee

  • Bob Anthony (VA)
  • Jill Barker (MI)
  • Mary Kay Cowen (LA)
  • Ronald Coleman