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 is accessible and can be attended virtually.

Advisory Council Members

Name Organization or Company Location Representative of:
Carson Cochran Georgia Department of Education Atlanta, GA Education
Paula Gumpman Georgia Department of Education Atlanta, GA Education
Julie Kegley Georgia Advocacy Office Atlanta, GA Advocacy
Michael Leverett Disability Connections - Middle Georgia Center for Independent Living Macon, GA Independent Living
Kim McRae Culture Change Network of Georgia Atlanta, GA Aging
Yolanda Mendoza-Miller Division of Aging Services (DAS) Atlanta, GA Aging
Susanna Miller-Raines Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability Atlanta, GA Education;
Barbaro Ponce Adaptive Living Spaces Atlanta, GA Advocate;
Trey Quinn Atlanta, GA Student Advocate
Amy Riedesel Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Atlanta, GA Community;
Developmental Disabilities
Shirley Robinson Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) Atlanta, GA Employment;
Pat Satterfield Dunamis Educational Foundation Atlanta, GA Community
Gigi Taylor St. Simons Island, GA Community Advocate
Anne Warley Marietta, GA Community Advocate

Tools for Life Network

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


Advisory Council By-Laws

Meeting Archives