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Name: Risley, Carol
Current Position: Executive Director

Appointed executive director by the State Council on Developmental Disabilities in July 2010, Carol J. Risley received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Chico, and attended the graduate program in Community Services Administration.

Risley spent 14 years as executive director of the Organization of Area Boards on Developmental Disabilities at the Department of Developmental Services, deputy director of the SCDD  and executive director of the Area 2 Developmental Disabilities Board.  

In March 2001, Risley became chief of the Office of Human Rights and Advocacy Services at the Department of Developmental Services and served there until her appointment at SCDD.


State Council Selects New Executive Director (SCDD website) (pdf)

Carol Risley—Profile (LinkedIn)

Carol Risley—Biographical Statement (Clarity 2010)

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