DCF Advisory Group

February 28th, 2018

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the first convening of DCF’s newly established DCF Advisory Group took place.

DCF is pleased to announce the establishment of a DCF Advisory Group. DCF wants to gather stakeholders to hear their thoughts on our grantmaking, and gain a more in-depth understanding of the developments, critical issues, and unmet needs related to disability and communication in California.


The Advisory Group consists primarily of persons with disabilities, along with other individuals representing professionals and service providers to the disability community, and other stakeholders with an interest in the topic.

Welcome to our newly appointed Advisory Group Members:




Disability Represented

Karen Baca

San Francisco

Intellectual, Speech & Mobility

Tim Jin

Fountain Valley

Speech & Mobility

Joshua Miele



Katie Murphy

Daly City


Caren Sax

San Diego

All Disabilities

Kathryn Thomas


Speech & Mobility

David Weiss


Deaf / ASL user

Juan Zepeda

Buena Park

Intellectual, Speech & Mobility


The Advisory Group will meet two times per year, in February and August.

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