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DDC Staff Members

Alison Whyte
Executive Director

Alison Whyte is the Executive Director of the DC Developmental Disabilities Council, a Person-Centered Thinking trainer of The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices (TLCPCP), and a member of the DC Supporting Families Community of Practice. Through policy advocacy and program development, Alison leads grassroots efforts to engage families and advocates in systems and culture change. Alison teaches and supports person-centered practices in the District by supporting people with intellectual disabilities to become trainers and self-advocates. 

Contact E-mail: [email protected]


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Luz Zenaida Collazo Rosado
Administrative Support Specialist

Luz Zenaida Collazo Rosado comes to the DC Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) with 20 years of professional experience that includes serving, supporting, and advocating for the full participation and inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in society. Currently, she participates in a collaborative effort with agencies and organizations to promote practices on cultural diversity and linguistics for the inclusion of people with disabilities in DC. As a sibling of a person with DD, Luz firmly believes that persons with I/DD speak for themselves and make decisions about how to live their lives in an inclusive community.

Contact E-mail: [email protected]


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Kevin Wright
Program Support Assistant

Kevin Wright is a native Washingtonian with a Learning Disability and a Speech Impairment. Due to the Aspiring Professionals Internship Program, Kevin was hired as a contractor for Department on Disability Services on the DC Learners & Earners Initiative. Kevin plays an integral role by presenting at national conferences, conducting training, creating and editing materials, and acting as a mentor to others. He worked for DDS for five years and began a new journey with DC Developmental Disability Council as the Program Support Assistant. Kevin’s ultimate career job is to mentor young adults, talk with them about the challenges and struggles he experienced, as well as helping them develop their own career paths.

Contact E-mail: [email protected]