PICL Advisors

Scientist-Consumer Advisory Panel (SCAP)

These external advisors help shape the research process and ensure that our research is both rigorous and relevant to the lives of people with disabilities.

Scientist Representatives

  • Brian Abery, PhD, Research Associate, Institute on Community Integration, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Outcome Measurement, University of Minnesota
  • Fabricio Balcazar, PhD, Professor, Department of Disability and Human Development, and Director, Center for Capacity Building on Minorities with Disabilities Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Catherine Leigh Graham, MEBME - Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund, Columbia, SC
  • David Keer, MA - Retired Project Officer and Coordinator of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, College Park, MD
  • Phil Rumrill, PhD - Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Consumer Representatives

  • Sierra Royster, Youth Programs Coordinator, Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL), Little Rock, AR
  • Ranita Wilks, Independent Living Skills/Peer Counseling Specialist and Youth Employment Program Coordinator, Independence, Inc. CIL, Lawrence, KS

Project Partners

  • Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL), Billy Altom, Director
  • National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), Kelly Buckland, Director