Telecommunications Access for the Deaf and Disabled Administrative Committee (TADDAC)


TADDAC advises the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on equipment distribution, relay services, and policies. TADDAC also makes recommendations to the CPUC on the Program’s annual budget and expenditures.

The Committee recommends strategic planning and works to develop more effective services for Californians with difficulty using a standard telephone.

TADDAC meetings are normally on the fourth Friday of each month. However, regular meeting dates are subject to change. Please click the Calendar tab at the top of any page to select the month and the committee for the meeting you wish to attend.

Be sure to read Before Attending a Meeting, which explains how meetings are conducted.

You also may download the Committee Charter. 

TADDAC operates under the direction of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). At its discretion, the Committee may expand the number of voting members up to eleven to include other disability groups.



TADDAC Committee: Current Voting Members
(Up to ten voting members are authorized with a quorum of five)

Community Members 

Number of Representatives 

Hard of Hearing



One required member from each of these communities: Mobility Impaired, Speech-to-Speech, Blind or Low-vision



Deaf Community


At Large Representative


Division of Ratepayer Advocates(DRA)





Voting Members

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Nancy Hammons,
Late-Deafened Community Representative
(Term: 10/12–10/16)

Robert Schwartz,
Office of Ratepayer Advocates Representative
(Term: 01/14–03/15)

 Tommy Leung
Tommy Leung,
Disability Community: Blind/Low-Vision Representative
(Second Term: 01/14–01/18)

Devva Kasnitz 

Devva Kasnitz,
Disabled Community, Mobility Impaired Seat
(Term 11/12 – 11/16) 

Frances Reyes Acosta  

Frances Reyes Acosta,
At Large Seat Representing Users of Spanish DDTP Services
(Term 1/13 – 8/15) 

 Ken Cluskey 
Ken Cluskey,
Hard of Hearing Community Seat
(Term: 2/15 to 8/18)

This seat is currently vacant.
Deaf Community Seat
(Term: 2/15 to 10/15)

Steve Longo,
Deaf Community Representative
(Term: 11/14 to 10/16)


TADDAC Committee: Non-Voting Liaisons


Number of Representatives 

California Public Utilities Commission

One required member from each of these areas: Communications Division, Information and Management Services Division, and Legal Division

DDTP Administrative Contractor Liaison



Non-voting Liaisons:  

  • Barry Saudan, CCAF, Chief Executive Officer
  • Linda Gustafson, CPUC, Communications Division Manager
  • Helen Mickiewicz, CPUC, Legal Division
  • TBD, CPUC, Information and Management Services Division

Contact the Committee Coordinator, committee members, or submit public input by email.  

You also may contact the Committee Coordinator by phone:

By Phone:

Voice: 1-510-302-1147

Go to Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes, for more general committee meeting information.  

Program Feedback Form  

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