State Interagency Coordinating Council


Welcome to Georgia's State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) for Early Intervention Programs.

The mission of the Georgia State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) for Early Intervention programs is to advise the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and other agencies responsible for serving the families of infants and toddlers, birth to age three with developmental delays and disabilities, about providing an appropriate, family-centered, comprehensive service delivery system aimed at promoting optimal child development and family functioning.

Upcoming Meetings

Parents, we want to hear from you! What are your thoughts, ideas and concerns about the Babies Can’t Wait Program?.  Would you like to attend the State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) meeting?  

Public Comment  

Time is set aside for public comment during each quarterly meeting of the State Interagency Coordinating Council. If you would like to share any thoughts or ideas about Babies Can’t Wait with the Council, please choose one of the four options below: 

  • Public comments at a Public Session will be accepted in writing, by email, or by facsimile no later than:
  • August 14, 2024

In-person comments:

DPH invites interested persons to attend in-person or virtual public sessions and present public comments

Send comments by mail to:

Babies Can’t Wait

State ICC Public Comment 

200 Piedmont Ave, Suite 1502

Atlanta, GA 30334

  • Email comments to: 

[email protected] (Subject line: PUBLIC COMMENT) Comments will be read aloud during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.

  • Fax comments to:

State BCW Office Fax: 404-738-0103

You will be recognized to provide your public comment, or it will be read during the designated public comment portion of the meeting. 

Council Members

Karen Young Lewis, Chair Parent Resource Coordinator, BCW, Cobb & Douglas Counties Parent

Sherrian Dorsey, Vice Chair  

Child Health Services Manager, District 5-1 

Laurens County Board of Health

Public provider
Don Chaney, Parliamentarian Speech Therapist Private provider
Elaine Brown Program Director, McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development Local Head Start and Early Head Start program
Milagro J. Cordero, EdD Owner/Occupational Therapist, ITTS for Children Private provider, diverse populations
Rebecca Ellis Director of Practice & Support, GA Dept. of Early Care & Learning DECAL – regulation of child care

Whittney Mitchell

Grants Consultant, Federal Programs, GA Dept. of Education Office of Coordinators of Education of Homeless Children and Youth
Jan Stevenson Assistant Director, Division of State Schools, GA Dept. of Education DOE

State Representative

GA House of Representatives

State legislature

Marcus Wiedower

State House District 119 

GA House of Representatives


Cynthia Vail 

Professor & Department Head 


Professor & Department Head 

University of Georgia, Department of Communication Sciences & Special Education 

Personnel preparation 

Tamara Wilson 

Compliance Specialist, Medicaid 

GA Department of Community Health 

Department of Community Health- regulation of Medicaid  
Allison Setterlind 

Director, Bright from the Start 

GA Department Early Care and Learning 

State agency for Head Start and Early Head Start 
Dr. Kelli Bishop 

Director of Eligibility, Developmental Disabilities Division 

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities 

State agency responsible for children’s mental health 
Carmen Callaway 

Interim Section Director, Well-being Services Section 

Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services 

DFCS – state child welfare and foster care agency 
Dr. Heidi Evans  Director of Georgia PINES  Programs for children with sensory impairments 
Lori Jackson 

Regional Coordinator 

Parent to Parent of Georgia 

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI), Parents 
Phillip Bowden    Parent
Taylor Worland    Parent
Samantha Kurgan    Parent 
Demetres Thomas    Parent
Windy Scott 

Family Support Coordinator 

Moody Air Force Base 

Military Part C representative 
Fozia Eskew 

Director Child Health 

American Academy of Pediatrics – Georgia Chapter 

Medical community 
Amie Locicero  All About Kids Therapy Services, Inc.  Public Providers 
Kelly Ball  Therapy Solutions of Georgia, Inc.  Public Providers 
Julie Burns

Deputy Director of Community Health, District 3-1 

Cobb & Douglas Public Health 

Public Providers 
Mara White  Brilliant Minds ABA LLC  Private Providers 
Kristen Craig 

Early Intervention Specialist, District 2 

North Health District 

Public Providers 
Barbara Ross State 619 Coordinator GA Department of Education
Grechelle Blocker Director of Human Resources and Development Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Page last updated 3/11/24


Email Kevin Byrd [email protected] no later than two weeks before the meeting date if you need interpreter services for sign language or a language other than English; tactile and braille materials; large print/tape or other necessary auxiliary aids.