Regional Offices on Developmental Disabilities

What Regional Offices Do:

Help connect people to needed services and supports  

  • Provides information about available services and supports
  • Informs people about their rights and how to be their own advocate
  • Advises people on their appeal rights if a service they need is denied

Strive to improve services and supports 

  • Review policies and practices of publicly funded agencies
  • Identify the types of services and supports that are needed but not available
  • Monitor legislation significant to individuals with developmental disabilities

Help people become part of their communities 

  • Encourage and assist citizen advocacy organizations
  • Educate the public about disabilities and the importance of full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the community


The State Council includes 12 Regional Offices, listed below,& serving the consumer population of California. For more information about each Regional Office, click on the Regional Office name listed below.

Directory of All Staff

Regional Office Counties Served Contact Information Manager Regional Advisory Committee Chairperson
North Coast Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino 505 S. State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 463-4700
Fax: (707) 463-4752
Laura Larson Clyde “Ozzie” Pomeroy 
North State Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Plumas, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity 2300 Fair Street
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: (530) 895-4027
Sarah M. May Rosie Ryan
Sacramento Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba, Sierra 3831 North Freeway Blvd., Ste. 125
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 263-8133
Sonya Bingaman Karen Mulvany
North Bay Napa, Solano, Sonoma 236 Georgia St., Suite 201
Vallejo, CA 94590
Phone: (707) 648-4073
Fax: (707) 648-4100
 Lisa Hooks  
Bay Area Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo 1515 Clay Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 286-0439
Fax: (510) 286-4397
Sheraden Nicholau Sascha Bittner
North Valley Hills Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne 2529 March Lane, Suite 105
Stockton, CA 95207-8270
Phone: (209) 473-6930
Fax: (209) 473-6932
Dena M. Hernandez Eric Ybarra
Central Coast  Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz,San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura 2580 North First Street, Suite 240
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: (408) 324-2106
Fax: (408) 324-2108
David Grady Mary Peltso
Sequoia Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa,  Merced, Tulare 770 East Shaw Ave., Suite 123
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: (559) 222-2496
Fax: (559) 248-2886
 Yolanda Cruz  
Los Angeles Los Angeles 411 N. Central Ave. Suite 620
Glendale, CA 91203-2020
Phone: (818) 543-4631
Fax: (818) 543-4635
Christofer Arroyo Harold Fujita (Family Advocate)
Orange County Orange 2000 E. Fourth Street, Suite 115
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (714) 558-4404
Fax: (714) 558-4704
Scarlett vonThenen Kyle Minnis
San Bernardino Inyo, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino 685 E Carnegie Drive
Suite 125
San Bernardino, CA 92408Phone: (909) 890-1259
Fax: (909) 890-1635
Tamica Foots-Rachal Douglas Perkins
San Diego Imperial Imperial, San Diego 8880 Rio San Diego Dr., Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92108-1634
Phone: (619) 688-3323
Phone: (800) 748-2055
Fax: (619) 688-3296
Mary Ellen Stives Susan Madison