NCIL Committee Structure

NCIL’s complex structure of Governing Board Committees, Subcommittees, Task Forces, and Caucuses ensures that the tremendous amount of work we accomplish is truly grassroots and consumer controlled. We welcome NCIL members to become involved in the national IL Movement by joining a group that is currently seeking members.

Most NCIL committees, subcommittees, caucuses, and task forces (from this point forward referred to collectively as “committees”) have monthly calls, although some meet more or less frequently. Many of the committees also communicate via email to stay in touch and work on subcommittee tasks between calls. The required time commitment varies by committee; we recommend you reach out to the committee chair or NCIL staff member if you have questions about the requirements for a specific committee(s).

Accommodations are available to committee members by request. Please contact the Chair or NCIL staff member listed to request an accommodation.

The Diversity Committee is chaired by Jessica Jimenez. Learn more >>

The Women’s Caucus is co-chaired by Sarah Launderville and Jessica Jimenez. Learn more >>

The Youth Caucus is co-chaired by Emily Robinson, Molly Spence, and Isaac Zwinger-Nathanson. Learn more >>

The Queer Caucus is co-chaired by Yolanda Vargas and Parker Glick. 

The International Committee is chaired by Doug Toelle.

The Executive Committee is chaired by Sarah Launderville and staffed by Kelly Buckland. Learn more >>

The Finance Committee is chaired by Reyma McCoy McDeid and staffed by Kelly Buckland. Learn more >>

The Resource Development Subcommittee is chaired by Phil Pangrazio and staffed by Cara Liebowitz. Learn more >>

The Human Resources Committee is chaired by Lou Ann Kibbee and staffed by Tim Fuchs. Learn more >>

The Annual Conference Subcommittee is chaired by Ann McDaniel and staffed by Tim Fuchs. Learn more >>

The Membership & Nominating Subcommittee is chaired by Charlotte Stewart and staffed by Denise Law. Learn more >>

The Legislative & Advocacy Committee is chaired by Sarah Launderville and staffed by Kelly Buckland. Learn more >>

The ADA / Civil Rights Subcommittee is co-chaired by Steve Higgins and Kimberly Tissot and staffed by Kelly Buckland and Lindsay Baran. Learn more >>

The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Subcommittee is chaired by [vacant] and staffed by Lindsay Baran. Learn more >>

The Education & IDEA Subcommittee is co-chaired by Maureen Hollowell and staffed by Lindsay Baran. Learn more >>

The Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee is chaired by Todd Holloway and staffed by Kelly Buckland. Learn more >>

The Employment-Social Security Subcommittee is co-chaired by Sam Liss and Amina Kuck and staffed by Kelly Buckland and Lindsay Baran. Learn more >>

The Healthcare / PAS Subcommittee is chaired by [vacant] and staffed by Kelly Buckland and Lindsay Baran. Learn more >>

The Housing Subcommittee is co-chaired by Brian Peters and Darrell Christenson and staffed by Lindsay Baran. Learn more >>

The Mental Health Subcommittee is chaired by Yvonne Smith and staffed by Lindsay Baran.

The Rehab Act & IL Funding Subcommittee is co-chaired by Ann McDaniel and Dan Kessler and staffed by Kelly Buckland and Lindsay Baran. Learn more >>

The Technology Subcommittee is chaired by Susan Tachau and staffed by Lindsay Baran.

The Transportation Subcommittee is chaired by Peter Johnke and staffed by Lindsay Baran. Learn more >>

The Veterans Subcommittee is co-chaired by [vacant] and staffed by Kelly Buckland. Learn more >>

The Violence & Abuse Subcommittee is co-chaired by Kimberly Colville and Kim Brittenham and staffed by Kelly Buckland. Learn more >>

The Voting Rights Subcommittee is co-chaired by Kathy Hoell and Jim Dickson and staffed by Kelly Buckland and Sarah Blahovec. Learn more >>

The Regional Representatives Committee is chaired by Sheri Burns and staffed by Tim Fuchs. Learn more >>

President’s Task Forces:

The Parenting Task Force is co-chaired by Sarah Launderville and Kimberly Tissot and staffed by Kelly Buckland and Lindsay Baran.

The Electronic Visit Verification Task Force is co-chaired by Charlie Carr and Kendra Scalia and staffed by Kelly Buckland and Lindsay Baran. Learn more >>

The Chronic Pain / Opioids Task Force is chaired by Lindsay Baran and Kate Nicholson. Learn more >>