The mission of the Beyond Tokenism Research and Education Center is to assist organizations to fully include self-advocates on their boards and policy making bodies as effective and contributing members.

Beyond Tokenism started as a project funded by the Pennsylvania DD Council. The Project Team consisted of the following:

Photo of Beyond Tokenism Project Team members

Team Leaders: Lynette Savoy, Bill Krebs,
Karen Hayes, Steve Dorsey (left to right).
Not in photo: Rick Giovannucci and Mark Friedman.


The Team developed a training package consisting of several Powerpoints and a Beyond Tokenism video. They made many presentations to boards of directors, committees and advisory groups.