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Area Boards on Developmental Disabilities were created by state law in 1969 to plan and advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The mission of the area boards is to protect and advocate for the civil, legal, and service rights of individuals with developmental disabilities, and to ensure that their  services and supports  are of the highest possible quality and designed to increase the independence, inclusion, productivity and self-determination of each individual throughout their lifetime.

Area boards are federally funded affiliated offices of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Because of the vast size, complexity, and diversity of the State of California, the Legislature finds that the legal, civil, and service rights of persons with developmental disabilities will not be adequately guaranteed throughout the state unless monitoring responsibility is established on a regional basis through area boards on developmental disabilities.  (Welfare and Institutions Code, section 4543 et. seq.)


Help connect people to needed services and supports  

  • Provides information about available services and supports
  • Informs people about their rights and how to be their own advocate
  • Advises people on their appeal rights if a service they need is denied 

Strive to improve services and supports 

  • Review policies and practices of publicly funded agencies
  • Identify the types of services and supports that are needed but not available
  • Monitor legislation significant to individuals with developmental disabilities

Help people become part of their communities 

  • Encourage and assist citizen advocacy organizations
  • Educate the public about disabilities and the importance of full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the community  





The State Council includes 13 local Area Boards, listed below, serving the consumer population of California.  
For more information about each Area Board, click on the Area Board number or the counties served. 

Directory of All Staff


Area Board

Counties ServedContact InformationChairpersonExecutive Director
AB 1Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino

505 S. State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 463-4700
Fax: (707) 463-4752
Email: ab1@scdd.ca.gov


Jeff Clevenger
Dawn Morley 
AB 2Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Plumas, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity

1367 E. Lassen Ave., #B3
Chico, CA 95973
Phone: (530) 895-4027
Fax: (530) 899-1562
Email:  ab2@scdd.ca.gov  


Rosie Ryan 
Sarah M. May
AB 3Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba, Sierra

2033 Howe Avenue, Suite 160
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: (916) 263-3085
Fax: (916) 263-3084
Email: sonya.bingaman@scdd.ca.gov



Dan Clift
Sonya Bingaman (I)
AB 4Napa, Solano, Sonoma

236 Georgia St., Suite 201
Vallejo, CA 94590
Phone: (707) 648-4073
Fax: (707) 648-4100
Email:  ab4@scdd.ca.gov


Laura Mefford
(Family Member)
Robert Phillips
AB 5Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo

1515 Clay Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 286-0439
Fax: (510) 286-4397
Email:  ab5@scdd.ca.gov


Catherine (Kate) Rauch
Gabriel Rogin
AB 6Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne

2529 March Lane, Suite 105
Stockton, CA 95207-8270
Phone: (209) 473-6930
Fax: (209) 473-6932
Email: ab6@scdd.ca.gov


Gary Del Nero
Dena M. Hernandez
AB 7Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz

2580 North First Street
Suite 240
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: (408) 324-2106
Fax: (408) 324-2108
Email:  ab7@scdd.ca.gov


Sky Anderson
David Grady
AB 8Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa,  Merced, Tulare,

770 East Shaw Ave., Suite 123
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: (559) 222-2496
Fax: (559) 248-2886
Email: ab8@scdd.ca.gov


Kashy Rowland-Smith
Joseph Bowling
AB 9San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

200 East Santa Clara St.
Suite 210
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 648-0220
Fax: (805) 648-0226
Email:  ab9@scdd.ca.gov


Ted Martens
Anastasia Bacigalupo
AB 10Los Angeles

411 N. Central Ave. Suite 620
Glendale, CA 91203-2020
Phone: (818) 543-4631
Fax: (818) 543-4635
Email:  ab10@scdd.ca.gov


Marcia Good
Roberta Newton
AB 11Orange

2000 E. Fourth Street
Suite 115
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (714) 558-4404
Fax: (714) 558-4704
Email:  ab11@scdd.ca.gov


Kyle Minnis 
Susan Eastman
AB 12Inyo, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino

650 E. Hospitality Lane
Suite 280
San Bernardino, CA 92408-3584
Phone: (909-890-1259
Fax: (909) 890-1635
Email:  ab12@scdd.ca.gov


Stacy McQueen

Vicki Smith
AB 13Imperial, San Diego

8880 Rio San Diego Dr.
Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92108-1634
Phone: (619) 688-3323
Phone: (800) 748-2055
Fax: (619) 688-3296
Email:  Phone call preferred 

Rigoberto Zavala
Mary Ellen Stives