Alumni Development Program

Training Alumni Association

Speak Out tagline

Virginia needs strong advocates to speak out in their communities on issues of importance to them. The Alumni Development Program (ADP) is a program of the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities designed to facilitate grassroots advocacy. All Partners in Policymaking and Youth Leadership Academy (formerly Forum) graduates are eligible to participate in the ADP’s Training Alumni Association (TAA). The TAA currently has four regional Advocacy Chapters (Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, Southwest Virginia, and Tidewater). Chapter members use the skills they learned to further advocate for systems change throughout the Commonwealth.

Membership is open to all the Board’s program alumni. To learn more details and to join the Advocacy Chapter in your area, view the recruitment flyer and then click the tab for your region below.

Regional Alumni Chapters

Lia Tremblay
Co-Chair

Sean Campbell
Co-Chair

Norma Draper
At Large Member

Kristie Bowie-Young
Co-Chair

Debbie Stackhunas
Co-Chair

Eileen Vidal
Secretary

Catherina Childers
Co-Chair

Kennedy Rose
Co-Chair

Christy Jacobs
Secretary

Sydnee Evans
SWA Alumna Member at Large

Kristin Osborne
Co-Chair

Robyn Rutkowski
Co-Chair

Sonja Lassiter
Logistics

Joan Brunner
Secretary

Eddie Hiller
TARC Alumna Member at Large

Tamika Watkins
TARC Alumna Member at Large