About the DFC

Disability Funding Committee Mission Statement

To maximize support for new and innovative programs benefitting Colorado’s disability community by raising and distributing funds as authorized by the Laura Hershey Disability Support Act.

Members

The Disability Funding Committee was created in §24-30-2201, C.R.S. (effective August 11, 2016) pursuant to HB 16-1362. This bill consolidated the work of two previous committees: the Disability-Benefit Support Committee and the License Plate Auction Group. Governor Hickenlooper issued Executive Order A 2016 209 structuring the DFC under the Department of Personnel & Administration, and appointing its first members. Current membership is:

For terms expiring August 12, 2020:

David E. Henninger (reappointed August, 2017) as a representative of nonprofit entities;

Michael Russell Neil (reappointed August, 2017) as a representative of persons with a disability;

Howard Tuthill (reappointed August, 2017) as an advocate for persons with disabilities;

Theresa Yaun (reappointed August, 2017) as an individual who lives in a household with a person with a disability.

For terms expiring August 12, 2018:

Jacob Stephen Finger as a representative of persons with a disability;

Julie Zane Busby as an attorney with experience working with persons with disabilities;

John William Gay II as a representative of business and business management;

John Charles Monteith as a representative of persons with disabilities.

For terms expiring August 12, 2019:

Michael Lynn Hess as an advocate for persons with disabilities;

Charles Mason Naumer as a person who is a caregiver of a person with a disability;

Megan Theresa Kennedy as a representative of persons with disabilities;

Brian Miller, DO as a representative of the medical community; and

Amy Elizabeth Wiedman Schiller as an individual who lives in a household with a person with a disability.