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About Us

Our Vision

The center of a thriving community

Our Mission

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Our Core Values

  • Support our community

  • Respect the rights, differences, diversity, and dignity of individuals

  • Provide a gathering place for the deaf and hard of hearing

  • Act with openness, accountability, and honesty

  • Committed to excellence

  • Foster and nurture partnerships in Atlanta and across Georgia

Meet the Team

Executive Director 

Jimmy Peterson

Jennifer Frew 

ICC Manager

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Deana Gasbarro

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Ericka L. Capel, SW, ES

Employment Specialist

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Outreach Specialist 

Darnita Williams

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Pre-ETS Specialist

Pearlie Kemp

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Outreach Specialist 

Philip Sublett

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TEDP Manager

Elaina Hinton

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Outreach Specialist 

Dan Bowland

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EDP Trainer

Andrea Kemp


Office Manager 

Tynasha Johnson

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Social Media Manager

Nat Skinner

Our Board

Cheryl Shaver, President 

Bryce Raynor, Vice President 

Jonathan DiMarco, Secretary 

Janet Myers, Treasurer  

Brian Leffler 

LaShunda Long 

Anne McQuade 

Stayce Michelle 

Arabella Okwara

Interested in Becoming a Board Member?

For any comments or concerns, you may contact the board at

Form 990 by year

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