Holly Riddle, M.Ed., J.D.,FAAIDD, leads Olmstead Plan Development for the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) as an Assistant Director in the NCDHHS’ Office of the Senior Advisor on the ADA. Over her four decades in government, she has served, in addition, as policy advisor to the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Use Services; executive director of the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD); general counsel to the former NCDHHS Division of Youth Services; and a staff member of Wright School and the Whitaker Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. Ms. Riddle holds a bachelor’s in English and a master’s degree in Special Education from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a former member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law; a member of the National Advisory Board for the College of Direct Support; a member of the boards of the NC Guardianship Association and Housing Options for People with Exceptionalities (HOPE NC); a graduate of Leadership North Carolina; former chair of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities’ (AAIDD) Legal Process and Advocacy Committee; and Fellow of the AAIDD. In 2013, the NCCDD created an award in her name, recognizing excellence in professional leadership in the field of developmental disability.