THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES VALERIE J. BRADLEY CHAIR AND MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE ON MENTAL RETARDATION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Valerie J. Bradley as chair and member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation.
Valerie J. Bradley of Cambridge, Massachusetts is president of the Human Services Research Institute in Cambridge, a non-profit organization that for 20 years has carried out major policy analyses and research studies in the areas of mental retardation, developmental disabilities and mental health. Previously, Ms. Bradley served as a research analyst in the California Legislature. Ms. Bradley has served on the board of the American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR) and was also president of AAMR's Legal Process Division. She has written widely in the area of program reform for people with mental retardation and has a particular interest in the areas of family support and quality assurance. Ms. Bradley earned a B.A. from Occidental College in 1965 and an M.A. from Rutgers University in 1966.
The President's Committee on Mental Retardation provides such advice and assistance in the area of mental retardation as the President or Secretary of Health and Human Services may request, and makes annual reports to the President concerning mental retardation.