NPA provides a variety of vital support services to existing and new programs, such as program and board development, feasibility surveys, fundraising, marketing, conferences, and strategic planning assistance, of its affiliate PLAN programs.

The NPA and its affiliate PLAN programs have partnerships with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), ARC, the Mental Health Association and UCP, as well as the John Kitchen Special Needs Center.

Pooled Trusts are administered by PLAN programs in many states providing the following services to families and beneficiaries:

  • Coordination of services and benefits
  • Support services for beneficiaries
  • Pooled Trusts
  • Trust administration
  • Distribution of funds
  • Coordination of trust goals with trust resources
  • Trust asset management
  • Timely reporting

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To better understand how participation in a PLAN program could positively impact your family and your loved one, discover Why PLAN.


The National PLAN Alliance, Inc. (NPA) provides resources, referrals and information and promotes collaborative relationships with non-profit organizations that serves individuals with disabilities.

All of our member organizations provide people with disabilities and their families with supports, planning and advocacy for current and future needs.

National PLAN Alliance is a proud member of :

Board of Directors

Barb Helm | President

Executive Director, Arcare (Retired Jan. 2024)
Overland Park, Kansas

Megan Brand | Vice President

Executive Director, Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities
Denver, Colorado

Nina Hamberger | Treasurer

Executive Director, Enhanced Life Options of NH and VT
Bedford, New Hampshire

Eric DeGroot

Foundation Director, Wispact, Inc.
Madison, Wisconsin

Emily Smith

Executive Director, Wyoming Guardianship Corporation
Cheyenne, Wyoming

John S. Kitchen

Family Member, Enhanced Life Options of NH and VT
Laconia, New Hampshire

Elizabeth Kosloff

Executive Director, PLAN of Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona

Ellen Nalven

Executive Director, PLAN of New Jersey
Somerville, New Jersey

Kerry Tedford-Coles

Executive Director, National PLAN Alliance
Hartford, Connecticut