Bar & Other Activities

American Bar Association. State Bar of Georgia. State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Section, Mental Health Committee, Chairman (1985 – 1987). North Fulton County Bar Association; Gwinnett County Bar Association, Joint State Bar Committee on Mental Illness (1988); State Bar of Vermont; Vermont Bar Association (2002 – 2003); State Bar of Georgia Mentor in Transition into Law Practice Program (2006).

Other Activities

  • Chairperson, Georgia Protection and Advocacy Coalition (1986 – 1987).
  • Citizens Advisory Council for Georgia Regional Hospital/Atlanta (1986 – 1992).
  • Citizens Advocacy Council for Brook Run (1986 – 1996) (Chairperson 1990 – 1992).
  • Board member of ARC of Georgia (2008-2010); President of Arc of Georgia (2010-present)
  • Board member of Parent to Parent of Georgia (2010 -2013).
  • Board member of American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (1988 – 2001, 2003 – 2006).
  • Treasurer of the American Civil Liberties of Georgia (1997 – 1999).
  • Co-chair of legal committee of American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (1988 – 1990, 2003 – Present).
  • Chair and co-chair of Disability Committee of America Civil Liberties Union of Ga. (1996 – 2001).
  • Vice-President of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (1999 – 2001); President of American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (2005 – 2006 ).
  • Board member of American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont (2002 – 2003).
  • Human Rights Committee for Association of Retarded Citizens/Georgia (1986 – 1988).
  • Protection and Advocacy Committee for Mental Health Association/Atlanta (1986 – 1987).
  • Board member of Mental Health Association of Georgia (1987 – 1990).
  • Task Force for Mentally Ill – State Bar of Georgia (1988 – 1989).
  • Task Force on Forensic Mental Health Services for Georgia Department of Human Resources (1990).
  • Board member of Georgia PEPPAC (PTI under IDEA)(1997 – 2001)
  • Disability Law and Policy Center – workgroup to address issues relating to implementation of Olmstead (2000 – 2001).
  • Member of Autism Society, International Dyslexia Association, Brain Injury Association, and other advocacy groups.
  • Advisory Board Member of Augusta Food Allergy Group