Board of Directors

FriendsThe 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.

2020 Board Meeting Schedule 

In response to California’s current “stay at home” orders, we will be conducting our public meetings online. 

Please see the schedule below for copies of the board packet and check our Monthly Calendar for information on participation.

Date Time Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:00 p.m. Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:30 p.m. Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:30 p.m. Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:30 p.m. Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:00 p.m. Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:00 p.m. Board Packet
Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:00 p.m. Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:00 p.m. Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Wish Tree 2019 Presentation
Sufficiency of Allocation Report
Upcoming Board Meeting Schedule
Date Time
Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:30 p.m.
2019 Board Meeting Resources
Date Time Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:00 p.m. Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Leadership Survey Presentation
Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:00 p.m. Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:00 p.m. Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Thursday, May 2, 2019 6:00 p.m. Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Thursday, March 7, 2019 6:00 p.m. Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Thursday, January 9, 2019 6:00 p.m. Board Packet Executive Director’s Report
Join the Board of Directors 

For an overview of RCOC and Board Member commitments, please see our Board_Recruitment_Fast Facts.

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) 796-5205.

Board of Directors Governance 

The Regional Center of Orange County Board of Directors governing documents includes the Board’s Bylaws and Governance Policies.  The Board of Directors conducts a Leadership survey biennially and the latest survey results are available to view here:  2019 RCOC Leadership Survey Report

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 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 training 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.

Upcoming Board Training Schedule
Date Time
Thursday, February 4 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 1 6:00 p.m.
Past Board Training Presentations
Date Topic
October 1, 2020 Budget and Finance Fundamentals
October 3, 2019 Board Governance – Board Service Roles & Responsibilities
July 11, 2019 Eligibility Determination
April 4, 2019 Living Options
February 7, 2019 Legislative and Advocacy Training
October 4, 2018 Virtual Chart and Technology Enhancements
July 12, 2018 Abuse Awareness and Reporting
October 5, 2017 Regional Center Budget and Finance Fundamentals
April 17, 2017 Becoming a Person-Centered Organization
February 2, 2017 Home and Community Based Services Final Rules
January 5, 2017 Annual Sufficiency of Allocation Report
November 3, 2016 Transitioning from Early Start Services at age 3
October 6, 2016 Risk Management
September 1, 2016 Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Autism
July 7, 2016 Duties and Responsibilities of a Regional Center Board of Directors
June 2, 2016 Caseload Ratio Requirements
March 3, 2016 Regional Center Eligibility
February 6, 2016 RCOC’s Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles
Cultural and Linguistic Competency Training
January 7, 2016 Annual Sufficiency of Allocation Report

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