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.

The next meeting of the SICC is scheduled for August 19, 2021 (Thursday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (For the safety of attendees, this meeting will be held virtually.)


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: 

Deadline for all comments August 18, 2021

  • Send comments by mail to:

Babies Can’t Wait

State ICC Public Comment 

2 Peachtree Street NW, 11th Floor 

Atlanta, GA 30303-13422

  • 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
  • In-person comments at a public session - DPH invites interested persons to attend virtual public sessions and present public comments. If participating virtually, please click on the link below on the scheduled day and time of meeting. 


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** 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
Judy Threlkeld, Vice Chair Early Intervention Coordinator District 8-1, Lowndes County Board of Health
Don Chaney, Parliamentarian Speech Therapy
Elaine Brown Program Director, McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development
Milagro J. Cordero, EdD Owner/Occupational Therapist, ITTS for Children
Rebecca Ellis Director of Practice & Support, GA Dept of Early Care & Learning
Erica Glenn Grants Consultant, Federal Programs, GA Dept of Education
Jan Stevenson Assistant Director, Division of State Schools, GA Dept of Education
Rep. Marcus Wiedower GA House of Representatives
Cynthia Vail, PhD Professor & Dept Head, UGA- Dept of Comm Sciences & Special Ed
Micole Talley State 619 Coordinator, GA Dept of Education
Tamara Wilson Compliance Specialist-Medicaid, GA Dept of Community Health
Allison Setterlind Director Bright from the Start, GA Dept of Early Care & Learning
Eric Jacobson Executive Director, GA Council on Developmental Disabilities
Vacant Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Dr. Kelli Bishop Director of Eligibility, Developmental Disabilities Division, Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities
Carmen Calloway Interim Section Director, Well-Being Services Section, Dept of Human Services, Division of Family & Children Services
Heidi Evans, Phd Director of GA Pines
Lori Jackson Regional Coordinator, Parent to Parent of GA
Courtney Geisler Mann Parents
Taylor Worland Parents
Phillip Bowden Parents
Samantha Kurgan Parents
Demetres Thomas Parents
Windy Scott Family Support Coordinator, Moody Air Force Base
Fozia Eskew Director of Child Health, American Academy of Pediatrics-GA Chapter
Kelly Ball Private Providers
Amie Locicero Private Providers


Questions? Email Kevin Byrd at [email protected]. Please contact 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.

Page last updated 8/3/21