STANFORD NEURODIVERSITY SUMMIT 2022
Day 2 Program and Speakers
Please note that times shown below are in Pacific Time Zone.
DAY 2 - Monday, October 24, 2022
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM Keynote Presentation: Director Nancy Bargmann (Department of Developmental Services, State of California)
Director, Department of Developmental Services
State of California
Nancy Bargmann was appointed Director of the California Department of Developmental Services in 2016. The Department assists over 390,000 Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities with opportunities to lead more independent lives which reflect their needs, choices and values. Nancy started her in the field of developmental disabilities as a direct service professional. Soon after, she worked at Inland Regional Center as a service coordinator working with children and their families, adult services program manager, community services director and, later, as associate executive director for San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center in 2015. She also served as executive director for a non-profit housing foundation, leading efforts to develop affordable and sustainable housing for regional center consumers. Additionally, Nancy held several leadership positions working for a national service provider, to include California state director and vice president of business development. Prior to her role as Director, Nancy was appointed Deputy Director of the Department’s Community Services Division, primarily leading the closure of all of California’s developmental centers. Nancy earned a Master of Science degree in social work from San Diego State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Pepperdine University School of Business and Management. Nancy is committed to supporting access and breaking down barriers to services, and choices in quality services for individuals who have developmental disabilities, and their families.
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Higher Education Panel: Peer Mentorship for Diverse Students Across the Range of Postsecondary Education Institutions. Panelists: Sonya Girdler (Curtin University, Australia), Paul Bondonno & Puja Uppalapati (West Valley Community College / PHP / SJSU), Megan Ames (University of Victoria)