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ALABAMA
Reuben W. Cook
Ex. Director 
Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program 
Adap 526 Martha Parham, West 
P.O. Box 870395 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0395             (205) 348-4928      
TDD             205-348-9484      
            800-826-1675      
FAX (205) 348-3909ALASKA
Rick Tessandore 
Executive Director 
Disability Law Center of Alaska 
615 East 82nd Avenue 
Suite 101 
Anchorage, Alaska 99518-3158 

            (907) 344-1002       V/TDD
            800-478-1234      
FAX (907) 349-1002
E-mail – Disablaw@anc.ak.net

AMERICAN SAMOA
Minareta Thompson 
Ex. Director 
Office of Protection and Advocacy 
for the Disabled 
American Samoa Government
Post Office Box 3937 
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799-0320 

00 for overseas operator
011(684) 633-2441
011(684) 613-4163
FAX (684) 633-7286
ARIZONA
Leslie J. Cohen
Executive Director 
The Arizona Center for Disability Law 
3131 North Country Club 
Suite #100
Tucson, Arizona 85716 

            (520) 327-9547       Voice\TDD
FAX (520) 323-0642
            1-800-922-1447      
PHOENIX OFFICE –             1-800-927-2260      

ARKANSAS
Nan Ellen D. East
Executive Director 
Advocacy Services, Inc. 
1100 North University, Suite 201 
Evergreen Place 
Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 

            (501) 296-1775       V/TDD
            1-800-482-1174       V/TDD
Fax (501) 296-1779
E-Mail – advocacy@aristotle.net
E-Mail – hn5322@handsnet.org


CALIFORNIA 
Catherine Blakemore 
Executive Director 
Protection & Advocacy, Inc. 
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 185N 
Sacramento, California 95825 

            916-488-9955       Admin Off.
            916-488-9950       Legal Off.
            800-776-5746      
(FAX) 916-488-2635
E-Mail 1232@handsnet.org 
E-Mail cathyb@sacramento.pai-ca.com 
 
COLORADO 
Mary Anne Harvey
Executive Director 
The Legal Center 
455 Sherman Street, Suite 130 
Denver, Colorado 80203-4403 

            (303) 722-0300       Voice\TDD
FAX 303 722-0720
E-Mail hn6282@handsnet.org

CONNECTICUT 
James McGaughey (Jim)
Executive Director 
Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
60-B Weston Street 
Hartford, Conneticut 06120-1551 

            (860) 297-4300      
            800-842-7303       (State-wide)
            (860) 566-2102       (TDD & voice)
FAX 860-566-8714
E-Mail hn2571@handsnet.org
E-Mail hn6587 Ex.Dir@handsnet.org 


DELAWARE 
Judith Schuenemeyer (FUNDING)
Ex. Director 
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. 
913 Washington Street
Wilmington, Delware 19801 

            (302) 575-0660       
FAX 302-575-0840

Brian Hartman (PROGRAM) 
Director 
Disab. Law Program
913 Washington Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

            (302) 575-0690      
FAX 302-575-0840 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
Jane Brown, Esq.
Executive Director 
University Legal Services, Inc. (ULS) 
300 I Street, N.E., Suite 202
Washington, D.C. 20002

            (202) 547-4747      
FAX 202-547-2083/2662


FLORIDA 
Marcia Beach
Executive Director 
Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc. 
2671 Executive Center, Circle, West 
Webster Building, Suite-100
Tallahassee, Florida 32301-5092 

            (850) 488-9071      
            1-800-342-0823      
FAX 850-488-8640
TDD             1-800-346-4127      


GEORGIA 
Dr. Joyce R. Ringer
Executive Director 
Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc. 
999 Peachtree Street, N.E. 
Suite 870 
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3166 

            (404) 885-1234       Voice\TDD
            1-800-537-2329      
FAX (404) 607-8286
E-Mail hn5298@handsnet.org  

GUAM 
Eduardo R. del Rosario (Eddie)
Executive Director 
Protection and Advocacy of the Marianas (PAM) 
Reflection Center, Suite 204 
Chalan Santo Papa 
Agana, Guam 96910 

011-(671) 472-8985/86
FAX 011-671-472-8989
E-Mail hn5986@handsnet.org


HAWAII 
Gary L. Smith
Executive Director 
Protection and Advocacy Agency 
1580 Makaloa Street 
Suite 1060 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814-3237 

            (808) 949-2922       Voice/TDD
FAX (808) 949-2928
E-Mail hn4981@handsnet.org


IDAHO 
James R. Baugh 
Executive Director 
Co-Ad, Inc. 
Idaho’s Comprehensive Advocacy, Inc. 
4477 Emerald Street, Suite B-100 
Boise, Idaho 83706 

            (208) 336-5353       Voice/TDD
Fax (208) 336-5396
Toll Free             1-800-632-5125      
E-Mail – hn5880@handsnet.org

ILLINOIS 
Zena Naiditch
Executive Director 
Illinois Equip for Equality, Inc. 
11 E. Adams, Suite 1200 
Chicago, Illinois 60603 

            (312) 341-0022       Voice/TDD
FAX 312-341-0295
E-Mail – hn6177@handsnet.org

INDIANA
Tom Gallagher 
Executive Director 
Indiana Advocacy Service 
4701 North Keystone Avenue 
Suite 222
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 

            (317) 722-5555      
            800-622-4845      
FAX (317) 722-5564
E-Mail-ipas@source.isd.state.in.us 

IOWA 
Mervin L. Roth
Executive Director 
Iowa Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. 
3015 Merle Hay Road, Suite 6 
Des Moines, Iowa 50310 

            (515) 278-2502      
FAX (515) 278-0539
515-278-0571 TDD
E-Mail hn5317@handsnet.org


KANSAS 
Jim Germer
Acting Executive Director 
Kansas Advocacy and Protective Services 
501 SouthWest Jackson, Suite 425 
Topeka, Kansas 66603 

            (913) 232-3469      
FAX 913-232-4758
E-Mail JGermer@idir.net

KENTUCKY 
Maureen Fitzgerald
Acting Director 
Division for Protection and Advocacy 
Office for Public Advocacy 
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 3rd FL 
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 

            (502) 564-2967      
            800-372-2988       TDD
FAX (502) 564-7890
E-Mail dfoy@advocate.pa.state.ky.us


LOUISIANA 
Lois V. Simpson
Executive Director 
Advocacy Center for the Elderly and Disabled 
225 Baronne Street 
Suite 2112
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-2112 

            (504) 522-2337      
            1-800-960-7705      
FAX (504) 522-5507


MAINE 
Kimberly Moody (Kim)
Acting Executive Director 
Maine Advocacy Services 
32 Winthrop Street 
P.O. Box 2007 
Augusta, Maine 04338-2007 

            (207) 626-2774       ext. 104
            1-800-452-1948      
FAX 207-621-1419

MARYLAND 
Elizabeth Jones
Ex. Director 
Maryland Disability Law Center 
The Walbert Building
1800 North Charles Street 
Suite 204
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

            (410) 234-2791      
            1-800-233-7201      
FAX 410 234-2624
hn6313@handsnet.org 
 
MASSACHUSETTS 
Christine Griffin 
Executive Director 
Disabilities Law Center, Inc. (DLC) 
11 Beacon Street, Suite 925 
Boston, Massachusetts 02108 

            (617) 723-8455       Voice
            (617) 227-9464       TTD
FAX (617) 723-9125
            1-800-872-9992      
            1-800-381-0577       TDD
E-mail hn5348@handsnet.org 

MICHIGAN 
Elizabeth W. Bauer
Executive Director 
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service 
106 West Allegan, Suite 300 
Lansing, Michigan 48933-1706 

            (517) 487-1755      \Voice/TDD
            1-800-288-5923      
FAX (517) 487-0827
E-mail hn5293@handsnet.org 

MINNESOTA 
Jerry Lane
Executive Director 
Minnesota Disability Law Center 
430 First Avenue, North, Suite 300 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401-1780 

            (612) 332-1441      
            800-292-4150      
FAX (612) 334-5755
E-mail hn0518@handsnet.org 

MISSISSIPPI 
Rebecca Floyd
Executive Director 
Mississippi Protection and Advocacy System 
for Developmental Disabilities, Inc. 
5330 Executive Place, Suite A 
Jackson, Mississippi 39206-5606 

            (601) 981-8207      
FAX 601-981-8313
800-772-4057
E-mail hn5999@handsnet.org

MISSOURI 
Shawn de Loyola
Executive Director 
Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc. 
925 S. Country Club Drive, Unit B-1 
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 

            (573) 893-3333      
            800-392-8667      
FAX 573-893-4231

MONTANA 
Bernadette Ongoy Frank
Executive Director
Montana Advocacy Program, Inc. (MAP) 
Post Office Box 1680 
316 North Park, Room 211 
Helena, Montana 59624 

            (406) 444-3889       Voice\TDD
            800-245-4743       (MT Only)
FAX 406 444-0261
E-mail hn6510 Exe.Dir
E-mail hn6511 Alan Freed, Staff Attorney 


NATIVE AMERICAN PROTECTION AND
ADVOCACY PROJECT (NAPAP) 

Therese Yanan
Executive Director 
DNA)People’s Legal Services, Inc. 
Post Office Box 392 
Shiprock, New Mexico 87410 

            (505) 368-3216      
            1-(800)-862-7271       – Clients Only
Fax 505 368-3220
E-mail hn4857@handsnet.org 

NEBRASKA 
Timothy Shaw
Executive Director 
Nebraska Advocacy Services, Inc. 
522 Lincoln Center Building 
215 Centennial Mall South 
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-1813 

            (402) 474-3183       Voice/TDD
            800-422-6691      
FAX 402-474-3274

NEVADA 
Jack Mayes 
Executive Director 
Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center, Inc.(NDALC) 
401 So. Third St. Suite 403             800-992-5715       Toll Free (within Nevada)
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 

            (702) 383-8150      
(702) 383-8170/TDD
FAX 702-383-8170

NEW HAMPSHIRE 
Donna Woodfin
Executive Director 
Disabilities Rights Center 
P.O. Box 3660 
18 Low Avenue 
Concord, New Hampshire 03302-3660 

            (603) 228-0432       Voice/TDD
            800-834-1721       (NH Only)
FAX 603-225-2077
E-mail hn6217@handsnet.org

NEW JERSEY 
Sarah Wiggins Mitchell
Ex. Director 
NJ Protection and Advocacy Inc. 
210 South Broad Street, 3rd Floor 
Trenton, New Jersey 08608 

            (609) 292-9742      
            800-792-8600      
FAX 609 777-0187
E-mail hn5621Exe.Dir
hn5622Rick Considine 

NEW MEXICO 
James Jackson
Executive Director 
P&A System 
1720 Louisiana Blvd., N.E., Suite 204 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 

(505) 256-3100/Voice\TDD
            800-432-4682      
Fax 505 256-3184
E-mail hn5412@handsnet.org 

NEW YORK 
Clarence J. Sundram 
Chairman 
NY Commission on Quality of 
Care for the Mentally Disabled 
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1002 
Albany, New York 12210 

            (518) 473-4057      
            (518) 473-7378      
            800-624-4143       (TDD)
FAX 518 473-6296
E-mail hn5344@handsnet.org (PAIMI)
hn5345@handsnet.org (PADD) 

NORTH CAROLINA 

Allen Perry
Exec. Director 
Governor’s Advocacy Council for 
Persons with Disabilities 
2113 Cameron Street, Suite 218
Raleigh, North Carolina 27605-1344 

919 733-9250/Voice\TDD
FAX 919 733-9173
            800-821-6922      

NORTH DAKOTA 
Teresa Larson 
Executive Director 
Protection and Advocacy Project 
400 E. Broadway, Suite 616 
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501 

            (701)-328-2950      
800-472-2670/Voice\Tool free
            800-642-6694       (24H. Line)
FAX 701-328-3934
E-mail Beckatpa@aol.com

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS 
Lydia Barcinas Santos
Executive Director 
Northern Mariana P&A System, Inc. 
Post Office Box 3529 C.K. 
Saipan, MP 96950 

011-(670) 235-7273/4/6
TTY – 011(670) 235-7278
FAX – 011-670 235-7275


OHIO 
Carolyn Knight
Executive Director 
Ohio Legal Rights Service 
8 East Long Street, 6th Floor 
Columbus, Ohio 43215-2999 

(614) 466-7264/Voice\TDD
            800-282-9181      
FAX (614) 644-1888
E-mail hn7149@handsnet.org 

OKLAHOMA 
Kayla Bower
Executive Director 
Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. 
2915 Classen Blvd., Suite 300 
Oklahoma City, OK 73106 

            (405) 525-7755      
            800-880-7755      
FAX 405 525-7759

OREGON 
Robert Joondeph 
Executive Director 
Oregon Advocacy Center 
620 S.W., Fifth Ave., 5th Floor 
Portland, Oregon 97204-1428 

            (503) 243-2081      
            800-452-1694      
TDD             800-556-5351      
FAX 503-243-1738
E-mail hn6919@handsnet.org
E-mail oradvocacy@aol.com 


PENNSYLVANIA 
Kevin T. Casey
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy, Inc. 
116 Pine Street 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101-1208 

(717) 236-8110/Voice\TDD
            800-692-7443      
FAX 717 236-0192
E-mail hn6067@handsnet.org

INTERNET – 102126.1251@COMPUSERVE.COM

PUERTO RICO 
David Cruz Veles 
Executive Director 
Office of the Ombudsman for the Disabled Persons 
Caribbean Office Plaza, 
Ponce de Leon Avenue 
#670 Miramar
Puerto Rico 00907 P.O Box 4234 
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902-4234 

787-729-4299 
(787) 721-4299 Ombudsman
787-725-2333 mESSAGE/V
Deputy 787-725-3606
L 800 981-4125
FAX 787-721-2455


REP OF PALAU 
(Vacant)
Executive Dir.
Client Assistance Program
Bu. of Public Health 
Ministry of Health 
P.O. Box 6027
Koror, Republic of Palau 96940 

011-680-488-2813
FAX 011-680-488-1211

RHODE ISLAND 
Ray Bandusky 
Ex. Director 
Rhode Island Disability Law Center, Inc. 
349 Eddy Street 
Providence, Rhode Island 02903 

            (401) 831-3150      
401-831-5335/TDD
            1-800-733-5332      
FAX 401-274-5568 


SOUTH CAROLINA 
Gloria Prevost
Executive Director 
Protection and Advocacy for 
People with Disabilities, Inc. 
3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208
Columbia, South Carolina 29204-4034 

(803) 782-0639/Voice\TDD
            800-922-5225      
Fax (803) 790-1946

SOUTH DAKOTA 
Robert J. Kean
Executive Director 
South Dakota Advocacy Services 
221 South Central Avenue 
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

(605) 224-8294/Voice\TDD
            800-658-4782      
FAX 605-224-5125
 

TENNESSEE 
Shirley Shea 
Executive Director 
Tennessee P&A Inc. 
P.O. Box 121257 (Mailing Address) 
2416 21st Ave., South
Nashville, Tennessee 37212-1257 

(615) 298-1080/Voice\TDD
            800-342-1660      
FAX 615-298-2046

TEXAS 
Jim Comstock-Galagan
Executive Director 
Advocacy, Inc. 
7800 Shoal Creek Blvd., Suite 171-E 
Austin, Texas 78757-1560 

            (512) 454-4816      
            800-252-9108      
FAX 512-323-0902
E-mail hn2414@handsnet.org


UTAH 
Ms. Fraiser Nelson
Executive Director 
Legal Center for People w/Disabilities 
455 East 400 South, Suite 410 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 

(801) 363-1347/Voice\TDD
            800-662-9080      
FAX 801 363-1437
E-mail hn5856@handsnet.org 


VERMONT 
William Sullivan (Bill) 
Executive Director 
Vermont Protection and Advocacy Inc. 
21 East State Street, Suite #101
Montpellier, Vermont 05602 

            (802) 229-1355      
FAX 802 229-1359
 
VIRGINIA 
Sandra K. Reen (Sandy)
Ex. Director 
Dept. for the Rights of Virginians 
with Disabilities 
James Monroe Bldg.
101 N. 14th Street, 17th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219-3641 

(804) 225-2042/Voice\TDD
            800-552-3962      
FAX 804 225-3221

VIRGIN ISLANDS 
Ameila Headley Lamont, Esq.
Ex. Director 
Virgin Islands Advocacy Agency 
7A Whim Street, Suite 2 
Frederiksted, Virgin Islands 00840 

(809) 772-1200, 4641/TDD
809-776-4303
FAX 809 772-0609
E-mail hn5454@handsnet.org 


WASHINGTON 
Mark Stroh
Executive Director 
Washington Protection and Advocacy System (WPAS)
1401 E. Jefferson Street 
Suite 506 
Seattle, Washington 98122

            (206) 324-1521      
FAX 206-324-1783
E-mail wpas@halcyon.com

WEST VIRGINIA 
Linda A. Leasure
Executive Director 
WV Advocates, Inc. 
Litton Bldg., 4th Fl. 
1207 Quarrier Street 
Charleston, West Virginia 25301-1842 

(304) 346-0847/Voice\TDD
            800-950-5250      
FAX 304-346-0867
E-mail wvadvocates@newwave.net
WISCONSIN 
Lynn Breedlove,
Executive Director 
Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy, Inc.
16 N. Carroll Street FAX 
Suite 400 
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 

            (608) 267-0214      
            800-928-8778      
            (608) 267-0368      
E-mail yochupa@wp.dhss.state.wi.us
WYOMING 
Jeanne A. Thobro 
Executive Director 
P&A System, Inc. 
2424 Pioneer Avenue, #101 
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001-3075 

            (307) 638-7668      
            307-632-3496      
            800-821-3091       Voice/TDD
            800-624-7648      
FAX (307) 638-0815
E-mail hn4927@handsnet.org

National Organization 

Mr. Curtis Decker
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
900 2nd Street, N.E., Suite 211
Washington, D.C. 20002
            (202) 408-9514      
FAX – 408-9520

Carole Schauer
Contact Person
Program Officer
Protection and Advocacy Program
Center for Mental Health Services(CMHS)
Room 15C-26
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
            (301) 443-3667      
FAX (301) 594-0091

Bernard Arons
Director, CMHS
Room 15-105
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
            (301) 443-0001      
FAX (301) 443-1563

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