Board of Directors

PEATC is governed by a culturally and geographically diverse Board that includes a majority membership of parents of children with a full range of disabilities. Members also include professionals in related fields, self-advocates, university representatives, legal and business experts.

If you are interested in joining the board of directors, please complete this form and email it to or mail to:

403 Holiday Court, Suite 104
Warrenton, VA 20186

John Kelly, Board Member

John Kelly


Mr. Kelly most recently served as SourceAmerica’s Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy. SourceAmerica is a non-profit organization that maintains a network of more than 700 other non-profits employing over 80,000 people with significant disabilities. John joined SourceAmerica in 2001, and he leveraged his extensive background in disability policy to ensure that individuals with disabilities had a strong voice on Capitol Hill.

Prior to assuming his current role as President, John worked in several SourceAmerica divisions including regional and national operations. John is currently the president of Workability International, an organization connecting nonprofits and businesses across the globe that champion rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. He served as chair of the Prince William County Special Education Advisory Committee and chair of the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (Virginia’s gubernatorial appointed Developmental Disabilities Council).

John has also held leadership positions at Borders Books, PepsiCo and spent three years teaching English in Japan. Originally from Maryland, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Tiffany Brutus, Board Member

Tiffany Brutus

Vice President

Tiffany Brutus is an Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Services at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she provides and coordinates academic support, leadership and career development for the JMU student-athlete population. She is a two time graduate of James Madison University earning B.S. and M.S. degree in Health Sciences. Currently, Tiffany is pursuing a Ph.D. in Strategic Leadership at JMU. She resides in the city of Harrisonburg with her husband; together they have three children one with dyslexia. Tiffany serves on the local Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) of Harrisonburg City Public Schools. She is also a NCHEC Certified Health Education Specialist and has a passion for preventative health in addition to her interests in advocacy, education, leadership and organizational development.

Cheryl Lloyd


Cheryl Lloyd is a transplant from Washington D.C. living in Gordonsville, Va., and is a mother to four adult children, three of which are emerging adults living with multiple disabilities. Cheryl has been a parent and student advocate fighting for change within the school system and community addressing the growing needs of children and youths as well as adults with disabilities in rural under-served and non-served areas. She recently retired from her position as a Community Integration Specialist and Youth Service Coordinator for the disABility Resource Center serving the lower PD9 area addressing disability rights and educational access.

Cheryl’s passion is for every individual living with a disability to live a life of integrity, respect, safety, and fulfillment, by having access to the supports and services they need to live a life of purpose.

Dana Young-Askew


Dana Young-Askew was raised and still resides in Virginia Beach, VA. She works for an International Logistics firm. Dana is married and has five beautiful children including an 11-year-old son, 7-year-old boy/girl twins and 6-year-old boy/girl twins.

She has written a children’s book tilted Come Meet Drayden inspired by her Autistic son, Drayden. Her book is unique in the fact that it is told from the sibling’s perspective.

Her passion is advocating for disabled individuals and their families. Her goal is to connect people to services. She passionately believes representation matters. Dana Young-Askew is enthused to be on the PEATC Board and committed to doing the work to help the community.