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Brooke Lovelace Hundling Named Executive Director of the Iowa Developmental Disabilities CouncilThursday, June 7, 2018
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Brooke Lovelace Hundling Named Executive Director of the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council
Brooke Lovelace Hundling
IDDC Executive Director
DES MOINES, Iowa, (June 7, 2018) — The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council), a federally funded state agency that advocates for the development of services and supports for Iowans with developmental disabilities, has announced the selection of Brooke Lovelace Hundling as its new executive director.
Lovelace comes to the Iowa DD Council from the Center of Disabilities and Development, Iowa’s Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities where she was a program coordinator of Iowa’s Money Follows the Person program. She has been with the Center for the 15 years and has more than 20 years of experience developing, implementing, managing and leading programs and system change activities that promote independence and self-determined lives for Iowan’s with disabilities
“We are excited to welcome Brooke to the Iowa DD Council. She brings a wealth of knowledge in the area of disabilities program implementation,” said Steve Crew, chair of the Council. “Her ability to create and implement innovative approaches to address systemic weaknesses was a trait our Council sought to foster moving forward. While Iowa’s Developmental Disabilities Council is viewed as a national leader, Brooke’s leadership will further our Council’s effectiveness in the creation of innovative practices to provide greater community access for individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as establishing effective networks for collaboration.”
Upon her arrival to the Council, Lovelace looks to gain an understanding of the Council’s top priorities and help make progress on its five year goals of advocacy and system change. “I believe now, more than ever, it is so important that people with disabilities and their families have the tools, resources and knowledge to successfully advocate and take action to create change so they can live the lives they want,” said Lovelace. “I believe Iowa has made progress with helping people with disabilities become integrated and part of their communities, but much work is still needed. I am excited to be a part of an organization charged with assisting in just that.”
Lovelace graduated with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Administration from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Iowa State. She also completed the Association of University Centers on Disability National Leadership Consortium Institute on Developmental Disabilities.
For more information, visit http://iddcouncil.idaction.org, contact the DD Council at 866.432.2846, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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