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Devon Cornett

Mecklenburg County

Devon Cornett was appointed to the Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Board of Directors in 2018. She has worked in the behavioral healthcare field for 20 years and has been with Developmental Disabilities Resources, Inc. (DDRI) for more than 14 years. DDRI provides an array of long and short-term options for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Cornett is the Community Relations Director at DDRI and is responsible for ensuring that all contract information and credentialing remains up to date, allowing her to maintain close relationships with the network departments within the Managed Care Organizations that contract with DDRI.

Over the years, Cornett has served as the Vice President and President of the Cardinal Piedmont Provider Council and the Cardinal Mecklenburg Provider Council. Serving in those positions has also allowed her to maintain a position on the Cardinal Regional Provider Council. She serves as Past President of the Cardinal Piedmont Provider Council, President of the Cardinal Mecklenburg Provider Council, Chair of the Cardinal Regional Provider Council, Chair of the Cardinal Innovations IDD Stakeholder, Co-Chair of the NCPC IDD workgroup, voting representative of the Partners Provider Council. Cornett said she believes working as a team with other providers and MCOs is important during the constant changes to the services and system that North Carolina is experiencing.

A graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Service, Cornett said an internship with Centre County Youth Service Bureau during college sealed her passion for working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The internship helped her develop skills that she has used over the years in advocating for and working with others to increase the quality of services provided.

Cornett said DDRI gives families choices of well-educated, caring and qualified direct support professionals (DSPs) in the Charlotte and surrounding areas. The DSPs are carefully screened and have obtained the proper training to provide the highest quality services for the people DDRI serves.

Cornett resides in Charlotte.

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