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
- *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
- Marco A. Treviño, LCSW, Mental Health Social Worker, Edinburg
Ellen M. Bauman, Special Needs Ministry Liaison for First United Methodist Church in Arlington, Joshua
Aaron W. Bangor, PhD
Aaron Bangor, 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
Elizabeth 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
Archer 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.
Ellen M. Bauman
Ellen Bauman of Joshua is a grass-roots advocate for people with disabilities and their families. Her journey has evolved out of personal experience while navigating life in search of resources for her granddaughter. Her passion is to inform, educate and empower not only these individuals and their families, but those who are in places of authority, responsible for protecting their rights and providing for their needs. She strives to secure the best quality of life possible for every individual. Her goal is that all are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. Ellen is the Special Needs Ministry Liaison for First United Methodist Church in Arlington and is a Certified Christian Educator. She is an ARC of Greater Mid-Cities Board member, Department of Aging and Disabilities of North Central Texas Advisory Committee member, IDD Council of Tarrant County member and Texas Parent 2 Parent volunteer. She attended Texas Wesleyan University and Tarrant County College.
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.
Faye Kuo 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
Marco 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
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.