Members and Staff of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities
The Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities consists of 12 volunteer members appointed by the Governor, seven of whom must be persons with disabilities. Ex-officio members and advisory representatives represent state agencies serving people with disabilities. Committee members meet at least quarterly. Learn more about committee law in the Texas Human Resources Code Chapter 115.
*Indicates a member who is filling a required position of person with a disability.
- *Aaron W. Bangor, PhD, Chair, Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T, Austin
- *Nancy Miloy Clemmer, owner of Academic Strategies, LLC, Austin
- Elizabeth M. Dickey, Principal for Rosedale School, Austin
- Marilou Fowler, caregiver and nursing student at Texas Health School. She is a volunteer and athletic coach for the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Texas Chapter, Katy
- *Heather Griffith, occupational therapy practitioner. Griffith is chairwoman of the Fort Worth Mayor’s Committee on Persons with Disabilities, Fort Worth
- *Archer S. Hadley, student at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin
- *P. Faye Kuo, JD, vice president of legal and compliance for Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc., Austin
- Richard Martinez, grant manager and compliance coordinator, VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio
- Linda Millstone, associate vice president of the University of Texas (UT) at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Austin
- *Dylan M. Rafaty, Founder/President & CEO of DylanListed.com, Plano
- *Diane Rose, self-employed, Bellmead
- Marco A. Treviño, LCSW, Mental Health Social Worker, Edinburg
Aaron W. Bangor, PhD, of Austin serves as Chair of the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Bangor is the Lead Accessible Technology Architect at AT&T. He is a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and is a board certified Human Factors Professional. He serves on national and international committees regarding the usability and accessibility of technology and received numerous patents relating to accessibility. Bangor received a Bachelor of Arts in economics, Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Master of Science, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Factors Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Elizabeth M. Dickey, of Austin is the principal for The Rosedale School, which serves students with multiple disabilities. Dickey is a member of the Austin Association of Public School Administrators, serves as Vertical Team leader for Austin Independent School District (AISD) Special Campuses, and is co-leader of the AISD Special Education Principal’s Council. Dickey received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies from the University of Houston.
Archer S. Hadley, of Austin is a student at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2015, he successfully raised funds to install several automatic doors at Austin High School. Hadley is an Eagle Scout and volunteer counselor for Camp Grace and Pathways. Additionally, he volunteers for Coats for Kids.
Dylan Rafaty of Plano is Founder/President & CEO of DylanListed, LLC, a one-stop national, online platform that focuses on employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities. He is also a self-published author, blogger and national public speaker. Rafaty attended Collin College in Frisco.
Diane Rose of Bellmead is a quilter, motivational speaker and evangelist. She teaches quilting and previously volunteered for the Lions Club, Small World Ministries and Friends for Life. Rose attended Vanderbilt College in Nashville.
Marilou Fowler of Katy is a caregiver and nursing student at Texas Health School. She is a volunteer and athletic coach for the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Texas Chapter. Fowler is a volunteer with the national PVA Caregiver Support Program. Fowler received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in hotel, restaurant and business management from the University of San Carlos.
Heather Griffith of Fort Worth is an occupational therapy practitioner. Griffith is chairwoman of the Fort Worth Mayor’s Committee on Persons with Disabilities and a volunteer for MyRide in Tarrant County. She is a past member of the consumer advisory team for REACH, Inc., a resource center on independent living, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is past membership coordinator for the Association for Worksite Health Promotion. Griffith received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Woman’s University.
P. Faye Kuo, J.D. of Austin is vice president of legal and compliance for Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc. She is a member of the Federal Communication Commission Advisory Committee for Diversity and a past public member of the State Bar of Texas Disability Rights Committee. Kuo is also a past board member of the Greater Austin Foundation for the Deaf and a past member of the American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights and National Association of the Deaf Civil Rights Subcommittee. Kuo received a bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a law degree from The John Marshall Law School.
Linda Millstone of Austin is associate vice president of the University of Texas (UT) at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. She is president of the Dell Jewish Community Center and president of Central Texas Diversity Council, a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, and a trained mediator. She participated in Leadership Austin and the Governor’s Executive Development Program. Millstone received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and a Master of Public Affairs from the UT Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Marco A. Treviño of Edinburg currently serves as Vice Chair of the Committe and is a licensed clinical and mental health social worker for the United States Veterans Affairs–McAllen Outpatient Clinic. Treviño is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) since 2005 and currently serves as a Steering Committee member of the NASW Texas Chapter Rio Grande Branch. Treviño received a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Texas–Pan American. He is also a board-approved supervisor.
Richard Martinez of San Antonio is a grant manager and compliance coordinator for VIA Metropolitan Transit. He is a former government relations officer for the Texas Department of Transportation and assistant to the border commerce coordinator for the Secretary of State Office. He also worked for several U.S. Secretaries of Transportation, the Executive Office of President George H. W. Bush and U.S. Congressman Henry Bonilla. He is a graduate of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Alex Briseño Leadership Development Program and former parish council member and Archbishop’s Appeal Chair for St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Martinez received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M International University.
Nancy Miloy Clemmer of Austin is the owner of Academic Strategies, LLC, which provides families and students with special education advocacy services. The goal is to empower students to reach their full potential. She coaches families throughout the student’s academic career so that they are able to guide the student’s future progress. She recently left public education, where she served as a middle school counselor in Austin for 10 years. Clemmer maintains her counseling and K-12 teaching certifications. She has been an active member of Texas Counseling Association for 14 years. She currently serves on TCA’s Public Policy Committee. Clemmer focuses on families’ educational wellness. She advocates for students and their parents with vital information to aid in academic success including 504 and credit by exam coordinating, alternative learning placement, advanced academic programs, transitioning and transferring to various schools. Clemmer received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas State University and a Master of Arts in counseling from Prairie View A&M University.
Ron Lucey is the Executive Director of the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Mr. Lucey, previously served as the manager of the Accessibility and Web Support Unit for the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and has held several positions at DARS and its legacy agency, the Texas Commission for the Blind, which included the establishment of an statewide information and referral system and the creation of a blindness prevention program. He is a graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in government and communications. His perspective as a person with a vision disability has helped him effectively advocate for accessibility and the rights of Texans with disabilities. Lucey served as an Austin city commissioner and as chair of the Austin Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities, providing accessibility policy recommendations to the City Council and Austin’s previous five mayors. His experience with the Austin Mayor’s Committee gives him a focused perspective to support the mayors’ and county committees through GCPD, as well as disability organizations throughout the state. Mr. Lucey comes with a wealth of knowledge on disability issues as well as effective leadership skills. In 2010, in recognition of his passion and commitment to achieving full inclusion of people with disabilities in the community, he was selected as the recipient of Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Governor’s Trophy, the highest honor awarded in our Lex Frieden Employment Awards.
Randi Turner Ms. Randi Turner is the Accessibility and Disability Rights Coordinator of the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Ms. Turner previously served as the Communication Access Specialist of the Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) for the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), and held positions at its legacy agency, the Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Turner is a graduate of Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts and Sciences. She received the Outstanding Service and Excellence in Academics” award when she graduated. She holds Advanced level sign language interpreter certification from DARS-DHHS, and a Certificate of Interpretation and Certificate of Transliteration from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Through her work with the public and private sector, from the local to national level, she became a sought out trainer on ADA issues. In addition, her work as an advocate for people who are deaf or hard of hearing earned her the honored Deaf Celebration “LBJ Award.” The award signifies her “contributions toward equality and equal opportunities for people who are deaf as exemplified by the spirit of Lyndon B. Johnson and the Deaf President Now (DPN) movement at Gallaudet University.”
Fran Robertson Robertson is the Research Specialist of the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Ms. Robertson previously served at the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) as the Equal Opportunity Compliance Manager within the Subrecipient and Equal Opportunity Monitoring Department of the Regulatory Integrity Division. As the Equal Opportunity Manager, she worked with state and local-level staff at TWC and the 28 boards of the Texas workforce development system to ensure programmatic and architectural accessibility in programs, services and activities administered with federal funds.
Robertson is a graduate of Augusta College in Augusta, Georgia with degrees in Psychology and French. She pursued graduate studies in Business Administration at the University of Texas at El Paso. As an auditor, she is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). As an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) professional, she is certified as an ADA Coordinator through the University of Missouri – College of Human Environmental Sciences. In 2010 she was recognized as Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women for her demonstrated excellence and dedication within her profession.
Nancy Van Loan
Ms. Van Loan has provided technical support for the Executive Director, Committee members, and staff since 1995. Van Loan began her service with the State in 1991 and has been employed with Texas Department of Insurance Workers’ Compensation Division, Texas Department of Transportation and Health and Human Services Commission. She has taken undergraduate courses from Mohave and Pima Community Colleges in Arizona and the University of Central Texas. Van Loan served four years in the United States Army Signal Corps and has six years managerial experience in the grocery stores’ industry.
Ex Officio Members, Representatives and Advisors
Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
Jon Weizenbaum, Commissioner
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
Henry “Hank” Whitman, Jr., Commissioner
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
William H. Kuntz, Jr. Executive Director
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
Andres Alcantar, Chairman
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
Charles Smith, Executive Commissioner
Nancy Walker, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Health Policy & Clinical Services
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
John Hellerstedt, Commissioner
Robyn Strickland, Quality Management and Compliance Unit, Mental Health and Substance Abuse