Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) LogoThe purpose of the CNMI State Independent Living Council (SILC) is to assist in the development of the State Plan for Independent Living, a detailed three-year plan that sets the parameters and establishes the goals for the provision of Independent Living services in the CNMI with other state agencies. Other roles of the SILC are systems advocacy, education of the public regarding disability-related topics, and provision of technical assistance concerning the Independent Living philosophy and approach. Members are a dedicated team of people who believe in the Independent Living philosophy.


The SILC is comprised of no more than fourteen voting members, and no less than three ex-officio members, who are appointed by the Governor, and who come from Saipan, Tinian and Rota. Unlike most organizations, the majority of the members of the Council must, by law, be persons with disabilities.



Mission Statement:


The mission of the Council is to serve individuals with significant disabilities in the CNMI and, to promote independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of such individuals into society.  The Council supports the independent living philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and advocacy.


SILC Meeting opt



SILC Chairman John Demapan opt  John DLG. Demapan Jr. – Chairperson, Representation: Advocate 
SILC Vice Chair Connie Atalig opt  Consolacion Atalig – Vice Chairperson, Representation: Advocate
SILC Secretary Antonelli Rosario opt  Antonelli Rosario – Secretary, Representation: Rota Representative
SILC Fiscal Officer Stan Benavente opt  Estanislao Benavente – Fiscal Officer, Representation: Private Business 
SILC SOA Susan Satur opt  Mary Susan Satur – Sergeant-at-Arms, Representative: Executive Director of the Center for Living Independently.

Gregory Borja – Member, Representation: Organization that Provides Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Carla San Nicolas – Member, Representation: Parent/Guardian of an Individual with Disabilities

Hannah Igisaiar – Member, Representation: Advocate

Mariano Camacho – Member, Representation: Advocate

Breanna Humphries – Member, Representation: Advocate

Nicolas Torres – Member, Representation: Advocate

Arlene M. Reyes – Ex-Officio, Representation: Director of Designated State Entity