Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board


The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Department of Developmental Disabilities Services. The Board plans services for developmentally disabled people and coordinates those services.


The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board's regular meetings times and location are:
  • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • 4th Monday of every odd-numbered month
  • St. Luke's Health Education Center
    3333 Squalicum Parkway
    Bellingham, WA 98225

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meeting. Minutes are available following approval.
View Meeting Agendas and Minutes.


The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board has 10 members: 

David Charleston        Advocate 
Kathy Kershner  
        County Council member
Kathleen Harrigan      Educator
Jeffrey Hart                  Higher Education
Ken Larson                  Community member
Alysa Oradat                 Advocate
Aaron Perzigian            Higher Education
Megen Porter                Parent/Community Member
Russ Sapienza              Advocate
Arrissia Owen Turner Advocate


Membership is encouraged, but not limited to, representatives from:
  • Public, private, or voluntary agencies.
  • Local governmental units.
  • Citizens knowledgeable about developmental disabilities or interested in services to persons with developmental disabilities in the community.


Term Length and Limits 

  • 3 years
  • 2 consecutive full terms