The Regional Center of Orange County Board of Directors provides policy leadership and oversight of RCOC on behalf of the community. Board members volunteer their time, serving on committees that make policy recommendations to the board as a whole, and leading initiatives in areas such as housing and legislation.
Board members do not represent themselves alone or any special interest group and use RCOC’s mission, vision, values and guiding principles to help lead the organization. However, the active participation by individuals with developmental disabilities, parents and other family members helps to ensure that RCOC remains sharply focused on the Orange County community’s needs.
The public is invited to attend Board meetings, which take place in the Board room at RCOC’s Santa Ana office located at 1525 North Tustin Avenue. Check the monthly calendar for the next scheduled Board meeting.
Join the Board of Directors
If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, please complete the Board Member application form. If you have any questions regarding this process, contact the Executive Office at (714) 796-5206.
Board of Directors Governance
There are several governance models that a nonprofit board may follow to identify the roles of the Board and the Executive Director for their organization. The Regional Center of Orange County’s Board of Directors has chosen the Carver Model of board governance, which is a policy governance model. For more than 10 years, the RCOC Board has followed the Carver Model because it is the best model for maximizing RCOC’s success in meeting the goals described in the Lanterman Act. A brief overview of how the RCOC Board uses the Carver Model is available for review here.
Board of Directors Training
RCOC is committed to equipping Board members with the training and support they need for to provide strong leadership to our agency and adopt policies that positively impact the lives of the people we serve and their families. To that end, educational presentations are often made at Board of Directors’ meetings as well as during separate educational retreats. The link below is a listing of the various educational trainings provided to RCOC’s Board members since January 2016.
As per Welfare & Institutions Codes 4622(g)(1) “The regional center shall provide necessary training and support to these board members to facilitate their understanding and participation, including issues relating to linguistic and cultural competency ” and (g)(3) “Each regional center shall post on its Internet Web site information regarding the training and support provided to board members,” the Regional Center of Orange County conducts ongoing training for its Board of Directors.