Governor Sebelius Names Appointments to Commission on Autism

Governor Kathleen Sebelius has announced three appointments to the Kansas Commission on Autism.

“This commission works to address the day-to-day issues faced by Kansans with autism,” Sebelius said. “I am thankful for their service and dedication.”

Representative Melody McCray-Miller, Wichita, is a member of the Kansas House of Representatives. Representative Miller serves on the Taxation, Government Efficiency and Fiscal Oversight Committee and the Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee. She is also a business owner and serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Health and Wellness.

Lee Stickle, Shawnee, is the co-director of the Kansas Instructional Support Network at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She previously served as the autism coordinator with the Neurologic Disabilities Support Project and as a consultant for various school districts throughout the Midwest. Stickle has received master’s degrees from the University of Kansas and Webster University in Kansas City.

Marc Shiff, Topeka, is the section director for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, having previously served as the director of operations and services. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.

The appointees will serve at the pleasure of the governor.

The Kansas Commission on Autism advises and makes recommendations to the Office of the Governor in regard to matters related to autism.


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