Gov. M. Jodi Rell has appointed Joyce M. Peters of Mansfield as a member of the Board of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities.
The board advises the state’s Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (www.ct.gov/OPAPD) on issues and policies affecting persons with disabilities.
“Joyce has dedicated her life to helping people with challenges to achieve their full potential,” said Gov. Rell. “She is widely recognized for her commitment to improving lives and opportunities. She will be a highly effective member of this board.”
Peters served as the Vice President of Programs and Services for the Greater Hartford Association for Retarded Citizens Incorporated (www.harc-ct.org) for more than 40 years.
A member of the Church Community for Supported Living and the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (WAIM), she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut.
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Posted Sept. 21, 2010