Holly Riddle is the executive director of the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities. Riddle has held the senior staff post of the Council since 1990 and has gained national recognition for her leadership on issues involving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Under her leadership, the Council has become known for user-focused programs and innovations in systems change, advocacy, and capacity building.
Riddle holds a master’s degree in special education from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center. A member of the North Carolina State Bar Association since 1988, she has served as a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law.
A recognized authority, Riddle has served on numerous advisory panels for the State of North Carolina, as well as advisory committees for the Beach Center on Families and Disability, University of Kansas, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Regional Research and Training Center on Supported Employment and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services.