The Tri-Counties Association for the Developmentally Disabled (TCADD) Board of Directors

 

Fiscal Year 2016-17 Board Roster

Robyn Adkins, Board President 
Ryan Wilkinson - Board Vice President / Treasurer
Ada Gonzales - Board Secretary
Tim Farrar - People's Advisory Member
Sharon Francis - Vendor Advisory Member
Diane Figueroa
Shirley Dove
Mani Gaur 
Thomas Kline
Howard Kraus
Ralph Morales
 
The Board of Directors for Tri-Counties Association for the Developmentally Disabled is comprised of a maximum of 16 individuals from Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, one member of the Vendor Advisory Committee and one member of the People's Advisory Committee.

These volunteers devote time, energy and expertise to establishing policy and monitoring the performance of Tri-Counties Regional Center, that serves over 12,000 people in the three counties. The Board assists TCRC in ensuring the agency will be a model for others by using person-centered tools to provide quality programs and services, as well as to uphold the tenets of the Lanterman Act.

Public participation at Board Meetings is encouraged; the ideas and concerns of members of the public at each meeting are welcome.

If you have a policy related idea or concern, you may This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Any administrative concern or disagreement regarding services and supports related to your Individual Program Plan (IPP) needs to be handled through your Service Coordinator, TCRC management and the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Ultimately, any unresolved IPP issues may need to be decided by an Administrative Law Judge through the Fair Hearing Process.

Click here for the TCADD Board Bylaws

Interested in joining the TCADD Board?  Learn more here.

Crisis Intervention Services

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Services available for a person in crisis are the same services that are available to anyone served by the Regional Center. However, when a person is in crisis, a different mix of services may be required to meet his or her short term needs. When a person served by the Regional Center experiences a crisis and the IPP needs to be revised to meet the new needs, the Planning Team must be convened and agree upon a plan of action before new services are authorized. This meeting can happen quickly and by phone, if necessary.

A crisis intervention agency is available on a 24/7 basis to assist TCRC in responding to crisis situations. They can make home visits, help to defuse volatile situations and provide advocacy for services from generic resources, such as mental health. TCRC has a manager on-call when the offices are closed to assist in developing appropriate crisis plans.