The Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce its’ newest board member, Alayna Haynam. Haynam was officially sworn in by Union County Commissioner, Chris Schmenk, at the UCBDD Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 20.
“Alayna is a great addition to our board,” commented UCBDD Superintendent, Kara Brown. “As a parent of child receiving supports from UCBDD, she has first-hand knowledge of our role and what we do.”
Alayna’s oldest daughter, Mirabel, was diagnosed with Koolen-de Vries Syndrome at three months old. Mirabel was in Early Intervention until age three, then spent three years at the Harold Lewis Center and currently attends school at Navin Elementary. Haynam spends time volunteering as a Board Member of the Koolen-de Vries Syndrome Foundation, a non-profit her family helped start for their daughter's rare genetic syndrome.
Haynam joins a seven-person board that is responsible for governing the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the agency. UCBDD holds board meetings monthly throughout the year. For additional information please visit www.ucbdd.org/board.