AT Advisory Council

Brief Intro

The Assistive Technology Advisory Council (ATAC) meets quarterly to provide the program with insights from assistive technology consumers and other agencies from around the state. These insights are used to identify gaps in services and areas in need of program development. 

Meeting Dates

The ATAC meets quarterly, on the third Thursday in January, April, July and October.  (Insert link to calendar) The meetings are held virtually via Zoom. 

Current ATAC Members

Current ATAC members are individuals who represent state agencies, users of AT and family members. 

  • Deborah Gardner – Consumer
  • Steve Kelley – Consumer
  • Pauline Lamontagne – Consumer
  • Beth Mogan – Consumer
  • Marc Roix – Consumer
  • Matt Roix – Consumer
  • Mitchell Sturgeon – Consumer
  • Gil Whitmore – Consumer
  • Tom Newman – Alpha One
  • Henry Powell – Alpha One
  • Railey Guthrie – Department of Labor
  • Tracy Whitlock – Maine Department of Education
  • Carrie Woodcock – Maine Parent Federation
  • Laura Elwell – Office of Aging and Disability Services
  • Erin Rice – Pine Tree Society
  • Isaac Gingras – State Workforce Development Board
  • Shannon Burns – Voc Rehab
  • Sharisse Roberts – Voc Rehab/DBVI
  • Alyssa MacDonald – Gallant Therapy Services
  • Linda Bonnar – Pine Tree Society
  • Brianna Grumstrup – University of Maine at Farmington
  • Darren Smart – Spurwink ALLTECH
  • Eric Campbell – Spurwink ALLTECH
  • Jessi Wright – Maine CITE
  • Lani Carlson – Maine CITE
  • Melissa Bliss – Maine CITE
  • Sherie Lizzotte – Maine CITE

Are you interested in becoming an ATAC Member?

The ATAC has two types of members, consumers and agencies. Consumers are people with a disability who use AT, or their family members/guardians.

Member Roles

Maine CITE is federally funded by the 21st Century Assistive Technology Act (AT ACT), which provides guidelines and requirements for both leadership and state-level program activities to all 50 states and 6 territories. Maine CITE activities are laid out in “The State Plan for Assistive Technology”, which is submitted to the US Department of Health and Human Services for oversight. ATAC Members provide advice and feedback to help Maine CITE perform these activities, and they provide a stakeholder voice about access to and acquisition of AT in Maine.

ATAC Member Responsibilities

  • Attend and actively participate in all ATAC quarterly meetings. Maine CITE plans to begin having one in-person meeting per year. The in-person meeting will also have a virtual option. Maine CITE does not pay ATAC members. However, consumer members can be reimbursed for travel costs to in-person meetings. 
  • Serve as a liaison between Maine CITE and the community, promoting and sharing Maine CITE’s mission.
  • Participate in identification and exploration of new opportunities for funded programs to increase access to and acquisition of assistive technology devices and services in Maine.
  • Assist in educating others about AT devices and service available through Maine CITE and other state resources.
  • Advocate for the establishment/maintenance/improvement of state and federal laws, policies, and appropriations which support the Maine CITE’s assistive technology initiatives, enhancing access to and acquisition of assistive technology.

If you are interested in joining the ATAC, complete the ATAC Information Application.pdf and send to info@mainecite.org

If you have any questions, contact Maine CITE at info@mainecite.org. 

ATAC Meeting Agendas and Minutes 

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