NTG Board of Directors

National Task Group

The National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices is chartered as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Maine.  The NTG can be contacted at PO Box 862, Rockport, Maine 04856.  The NTG is governed by a Board of Directors and has a subsidiary Advisory Body, made up of NTG associate members, and a Scientific Consultative Panel.  Its mission is to advocate for services and supports for people with intellectual disability and their families who are affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementias.

Board Announcements

NTG Board Meeting - November 19, 2020 - 7:00 -- 8:30pm

Officers of the Corporation


   Co-President: Matthew P. Janicki

   Co-President: Seth M. Keller

   Vice President: Kathleen Bishop

   Vice President: Kathryn Pears

   Secretary/Treasurer: Helen E. Stepowany

Members of the Board of Directors

Kathleen Bishop, Ph.D. (FL)

Nicole Cadovius, MBA  (CT)

Lucille Esralew, Ph,D. (CA)

Paula Gann  (CA)

Andrew Griffin, Ph,D.  (TX)

Adel Herge, Ph.D.  (PA)

Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D. (ME)

Nancy S. Jokinen, Ph.D. (BC)

Seth M. Keller, MD  (NJ)

Christina Marsack-Toplewski, Ph.D.  (MI)

Philip McCallion, Ph.D. (PA)

Dawna Torres Mughal, Ph.D. (PA)

Melissa Parnell, Ph.D.  (NC)

Kathryn Pears, MPPM  (SC)

Rick Rader, MD  (TN)

Jadene Ransdell   (FL)

Kathryn Service, FNP  (MA)

Helen E. Stepowany, MS  (NY)

Board Members on Federal Councils

National Council on Disability - Rick Rader, MD

Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Disease Research, Care, and Services - Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D.

From 2011 to 2020, the NTG was managed by a steering committee composed of the following NTG members:

  • Kathleen Bishop, Ph.D.  (NY/FL)

  • Nicole Cadovius, MBA  (CT)

  • Melissa Disipio, MSW  (PA)

  • Lucille Esralew, Ph.D.  (CA)

  • Lawrence T. Force, Ph.D.  (NY)

  • Paula Gann  (CA)

  • Andrew Griffin, Ph.D.  (TX)

  • Rachel Grimm  (DC)

  • Ashley Helsing  (DC)

  • Adel Herge, Ph.D. (PA)

  • Mary Hogan, MAT  (ME)

  • Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)  (ME)

  • Nancy Jokinen, Ph.D.  (BC)

  • Seth M. Keller, M.D. (Co-Chair)  (NJ)

  • Ronald Lucchino, Ph.D.  (NM)

  • Christina Marsack-Topolewski, Ph.D.  (MI)

  • Philip McCallion, Ph.D.  (PA)

  • Julie Moran, D.O.  (MA)

  • Dawna Torres Mughal, Ph.D.  (PA)

  • Leone Murphy, M.S.W.  (NJ)

  • Melissa Parnell, Ph.D.  (NC)

  • Kathryn Pears, MPPM  (SC)

  • Rick Rader, M.D.  (TN)

  • Mike Rafii, M.D.  (CA)

  • Jadene Ransdell  (FL)

  • Kathy Service, FNP  (MA)

  • Baldev Singh, M.D.  (NY)

  • Kathy Srsic-Stoehr, MSN  (VA)

  • Helen Stepowany, MS  (NY)

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