The 2018 election was held in the fall of 2018, for the Treasurer position on the Board of Directors, with the Treasurer serving a three-year term following the election.  

DDNA had two candidates for the office this election year, and DDNA extends a heartfelt “thank you” to both candidates.

In the election, Ms. Heather Brock was elected and assumed the responsibilities of the office of Treasurer January 1, 2019, with her service in the position continuing through December 31, 2021.

Heather has been a Registered Nurse for over 15 years, working in acute care settings initially, before beginning her work with individuals with IDD.  Heather is a Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse, working in the specialty for over 9 years.  She has been an active member of DDNA, regularly attending the annual education conference and helping to facilitate local chapter activities as well.

Heather’s vision for DDNA is to increase membership, with the hopes that as more nurses become involved with the organization, DDNA will be able to continue to positively the impact the lives of individuals with IDD.  

Thank you Heather – for your commitment to IDD nursing and your willingness to volunteer your time in service to the association!

Meet your new Treasurer!

Heather Brock is a Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse (CDDN) who received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from William Jewell College and has 15 years of experience in the field of nursing, including a background in critical care, emergency services, and nursing in the school system. Currently, Heather is the RN at Developing Potential, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri where she assists the individuals and staff at all program locations by promoting and supporting healthy living. Heather provides training for program staff, which includes: Red Cross CPR and First Aid; medication administration training; and on-going health trainings throughout the year.

Through the local Chamber of Commerce, she is a committee member on the health and wellness committee. She is also a member of the Dental Coalition through the local SB40 board, whose goal is to enhance and improve dental services to individuals with ID/DD. Furthermore, Heather is a Clinical Preceptor for William Jewell College where she assists with educating nursing students about providingcare for individuals having developing disabilities. Heather’s dream is to one day open a specialty clinicfor individuals with ID/DD and their specific care needs. Heather’s vision for DDNA is to increasemembership, with the hopes that as more nurses become involved with the organization, the bigger the impact will be in the lives of individuals with ID/DD.


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