Protection And Advocacy, Committee on

Type of Board: Agency/Policy Making Pay/Benefits: State Rate
Voting Members: 7 Other Members: 0
Non-Voting Members: 0 Created by: NDCC § 25-01.3-02
Length of Terms: 2 years for Governor Appointees beginning on August 1st in each even-numbered year. 3 term limit
Frequency of Meetings: 4 to 6 times a year
Address: 400 East Broadway, Suite 409 Bismarck, ND 58501-4071
Phone: (701) 328-2950
Fax: (701) 328-3934
Website: www.ndpanda.org
Email: panda@nd.gov
Contact: Teresa Larson
The Committee is an advocacy group for persons with developmental disabilities or mental illness. Members who are not appointed by the governor or Legislative Council serve three-year terms. Vacancies are filled within 60 days. Two members are appointed by the governor and two members are appointed by Legislative Council, all serving two-year terms. One representative is appointed by a ND non-profit advocacy group for people with disabilities, one representative is appointed by The Arc of North Dakota, one representative is appointed by the Mental Health Association in North Dakota. Members cannot be providers of services.

Member Name Position Work County Appt. Date Term Ends
French, Davina ND Cares Appointment (701) 226-1777 Burleigh 8/1/2017 7/31/2020
Karls, Representative Karen Legislative Management Appointee (701) 258-6836 Burleigh 8/1/2017 7/31/2021
Klemin, Rita Governor's Appointee (701) 222-2577 Burleigh 8/1/2014 7/31/2020
Roers, Kristin Legislative Managment Appointee (701) 234-5982 Cass 7/31/2021
Schwarz, Mathew Governor's Appointee (701) 471-3197 Burleigh 8/1/2018 7/31/2020
Siobhan, Deppa Mental Health America in ND Appointee Cass 8/1/2018 7/31/2021
Stewart, Samantha The Arc of ND Appointee Cass 4/15/2019 7/31/2021