Ron Kozlowski Advocacy Award
In 2010, the APSI Board of Trustees created the Ron Kozlowski Advocacy Award in recognition of the agency’s former executive director and his lifetime advocacy efforts on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities. The award is given annually to a person or entity outside of APSI who has demonstrated a lifetime in advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities and has a long-term connection with advocacy efforts within the DD service system.
The 2017 Ron Kozlowski Award recipient is Deb Buccilla, Superintendent of the Highland and Fayette County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. Deb has been a leader in the field at local, county, state and national levels. She has always been focused on person-centered planning and services and has worked especially hard to provide options for individuals with special needs. Deb has always been involved in advocacy efforts and made significant contributions as a member of APSI’s Board.