Board of Directors

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The Dayle McIntosh Center (DMC) is governed by a volunteer board of directors composed of community leaders with expertise in business, finance, public relations, education, and programming. A majority of the directors are individuals with disabilities. The board sets policy, conducts strategic planning, monitors and evaluates service delivery, plans and oversees budget implementation, and engages in resource development.

Dayle McIntosh Center, Current Board of Directors

Paul K. Miller, Ph.D., President

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Paul Miller is the Founding Director, Emeritus (1974-2014) of Disability Support Services at California State University, Fullerton. Throughout his career and into retirement, he has consistently served on the Boards of several disability-related organizations and has been instrumental in establishing numerous unique programs and projects to benefit this target population including the CSUF Special Games and the California Youth Leadership Forum.

Mir Aminy, Vice President

Mir (He, Him, His) is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Education at Chapman University. He earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in student development in higher education at Cal State Long Beach. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a concentration in deviance and crime from Cal State Fullerton. He currently works as an Academic Counselor for Project Rebound. His research areas of interest focus on intersectional identities between formerly incarcerated folks and the disability community as well as equitable educational opportunities for folks with disabilities involved in the criminal justice system. He is an ardent supporter of dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline.

Helia Daigeau, Treasurer

Helia Daigeau (she/her) was born and raised in Southern California and formerly served as the Systems Change Advocate at the Dayle McIntosh Center. She currently serves as the CA Disability and Elder Justice Organizer at Hand in Hand: the Domestic Employers Network, a national nonprofit that organizes people to demand dignity and fairness for domestic workers, and to win public investment in care for families, people with disabilities and older adults. As a Black, queer, and mentally/emotionally disabled woman, Helia has always been called to fight for the rights and full inclusion of all with the understanding that liberation is collective and that our struggles are intimately connected.  Helia now lives in Long Beach, CA and is raising her daughter there with her partner and they all enjoy being members of their local community. Helia has a Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership and will earn her a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus on Nonprofit Leadership in Spring 2023

LouAnne Boyd, Ph.D., Secretary

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Dr. Boyd is a Professor of Computer Science at Chapman University. She joined the Fowler of School of Engineering in 2018 and teaches courses in human-computer interaction. Her research explores sensory and social issues related to assistive technology for neurodiversity. She aims to promote equity by making technology that is inclusive and accessible.


Leanne Libas, Member at Large

Leanne Libas is a disability rights advocate born and raised in Orange County, California. She got involved with the movement after attending the California Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (CA YLF) in 2014. She learned how she can use her voice by sharing her story and experiences. Leanne has been an advocate for 8 years. She has been associated with various organizations such as the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC), Art of Autism, Women’s eNews – Teen Voices, Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN), and Cal State Fullerton’s Pilipinx American Student Association (CSUF PASA). Leanne has been featured in the Orange County Register, the Mighty, Bustle, and Learn from Autistics. She’s currently an In Our Voice and Ending the Silence speaker for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) under the Greater Los Angeles County affiliate. She’s pursuing a career in social work and disability studies. Her goals are to support marginalized communities and educate others about disability representation.


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