Serve on the Advisory Committee

Do You Want to Make a Difference in Your Community?


Members of the Tarjan Advisory Committee include people who want to make a positive impact for people with disabilities and their families.  


Who are We?  

  • People with disabilities
  • People who work at companies or organizations concerned about individuals with disabilities and their families
  • Family members of individuals with disabilities
  • People from different backgrounds


Members of our Advisory Committee have the opportunity to:

  • Advocate for the needs and preferences of people with disabilities and their families
  • Provide advice and contribute to the work of the UCLA Tarjan Center
  • Get involved in our sub-committee meetings


Our Sub-Committees:

We have four sub-committees. They are: Training; Outreach and Dissemination; Research; and Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.


The Training Sub-Committee focuses on:

  • our training program
  • who we train and how we train them

Director: Dr. Jasper Estabillo


The Outreach and Dissemination Sub-Committee focuses on:

  • what information to share with the community
  • how to share information with the community

Director: Dr. Yasamin Bolourian


The Research Sub-Committee focuses on:

  • how to include people with disabilities in research
  • how to share study results with the community
  • how to use research to change policies

Director: Dr. Rujuta Wilson


The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Sub-Committee focuses on:

  • how to be inclusive in our work and teaching
  • how to help people with and without disabilities feel like they belong

Director: Dr. Brandon Ito


If you are interested in joining our Tarjan Advisory Committee, please email Kecia Weller, Senior Advocacy and Community Liaison at and Beth Stoffmacher, Director of Operations,