START National Advisory Council

The mission of the Advisory Council is three-fold:

  • To help establish a working relationship between START programs and Learning Communities across the nation;

  • To review outcomes associated with the model and associated approaches, and help transition START from evidence-informed practice to evidence-based practice; and

  • To explore plans for long-term financial sustainability of the START model by working with Managed Care Organizations, CMS, and other federal agencies, state authorities, and important partners. 

START National Advisory Council Members

  • Joan B Beasley, PhD (Co-Chair), Research Professor, University of New Hampshire, Director, National Research Consortium on MHIDD

  • Karen Weigle, PhD (Co-Chair), Associate Director, Director of Program Services, National Center for START Services

  • Jill Hinton, PhD, Clinical Director, National Center for START Services

  • Andrea Caoili, LCSW, Director of Quality Assurance & Research, National Center for START Services

Current Members