Advisory Council

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All Advisory Council meetings will take place at the Tools for Life office at the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation at Georgia Tech. Each meeting are accessible and can be attended virtually.


Advisory Council By-Laws

Advisory Council Members

Name Location Representative of:
Carson Cochran Atlanta, GA Education
Paula Gumpman Atlanta, GA Education
Barbaro Ponce Atlanta, GA Advocate;
Yolanda Mendoza-Miller Atlanta, GA Aging
Kim McRae Atlanta, GA Aging
Julie Kegley Atlanta, GA Advocacy
Michael Leverett Macon, GA Independent Living
Susanna Miller-Raines Atlanta, GA Education
Pat Satterfield Atlanta, GA Community
Anne Warley Community Advocate
Amy Reidesel Atlanta, GA Community
Developmental Disabilities
Shirley Robinson Atlanta, GA Employment;
Gigi Taylor St. Simons Island, GA Community Advocate
Trey Quinn Atlanta, GA Community Advocate

Tools for Life Network

Organization Name(s) Location Representative of:
Access 2 Independence Oree Crittenden Columbus, GA Tools for Life Partner;
Independent Living
Center for Financial Independence and Innovation (CFII) Mike Galifianakis Atlanta, GA Acquisition;
Coastal Regional Commission Dionne Lovett
Peggy Luukkonen
Darien, GA Aging;
Area Agency on Aging
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) Chris Brand
Bryan Clever
Stone Mountain, GA Tools for Life Partner
LIFE Center for Independent Living Denise Howard Savannah, GA Tools for Life Partner;
Independent Living
Walton Options Tiffany Clifford
Beth Miller
Augusta, GA Tools for Life Partner;
Independent Living

Tools for Life/Ex Officio Members

Name Title
Carolyn Phillips Program Director and Principal Investigator
Liz Persaud Program and Outreach Manager
Martha Rust Assistive Technology Direct Service Team Manager
Danny Housley Assistive Technology Acquisition Manager
Gina Gelinas Educational Outreach Manager
Sarah Endicott Assistive Technology Specialist
Rachel Wilson Assistive Technology Specialist
Sam Peters Program Specialist
Tori Hughes Holder Outreach Specialist
Ciara Montes Assistive Technology Specialist
Annabel Joyner AT Lab Specialist
DeeDee Bunn Speech-Language Pathologist
Ben Satterfield Research Associate
Sal Kibler Direct Services Intern

Presentations, Minutes and Agendas