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 Equipment Program Advisory Committee (EPAC) 

The EPAC advises the Telecommunications Access for the Deaf and Disabled Administrative Committee (TADDAC) on new equipment technology, new products, equipment distribution, quality of service, and policies in connection with the State mandated equipment program

EPAC meetings are normally on the Second 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.

Please read Before Attending a Meeting, which explains how meetings are conducted.

You also may download the Committee Charter

EPAC 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 seven to include other disability groups.


EPAC Committee: Current Voting Members
(Up to seven voting members are authorized with a quorum of four)

Community Members

Number of Representatives





Hard of Hearing


Senior Citizen



Voting Members


Mussie Gebre,  

Disabled Community: Deaf/Blind Representative   

(Term: 1/14–1/18) 

Sharif Rashedi, 

Deaf Community Representative  

 (Term: 11/12-10/16) 

 Sylvia Stadmire 

Sylvia Stadmire,  

Senior Community Representative 

(Term: 10/12-10/16) 

 Brent Jolley 

Brent Jolley, 

Deaf Community Representative  

(Term: 1/13-12/16) 

 Jacqueline Jackson 

Jacqueline Jackson, 

Disabled Community, Blind/Low-Vision  Representative  

 (Term: 11/12-10/16) 

Brian Pease,

Mobility Impaired Community Representative
(Term: 4/13 to 3/16 )


Brian Winic,  

Hard of Hearing Community Representative
(Term: 1/11 to 1/15



EPAC Committee: Non-Voting Liaisons


Number of Representatives

California Public Utilities Commission


CRS Provider


DDTP Administrative Contractor Liaison


Payphone Industry who is also a PSPC (Payphone Service Providers Committee) member


Telecommunications Carriers or Vendors to the DDTP



Non-voting Liaisons (Two non-voting liaisons are currently assigned.): 

  • Tyrone Chin, CPUC, Communications Division Representative
  • Barry Saudan, CCAF Director of Operations

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, Agenda, and Minutes, for more general committee meeting information.  

Program Feedback Form 

Please provide DDTP with your comments, commendations, or concerns. Click the above link to the Program Feedback Form and fire away.