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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

Meet the Team

Executive Director 

Jimmy Peterson

"Life is good."


Community Engagement Coordinator

Lara Whitfield-Garfinkel

"Sign Language is the noblest gift God has given to Deaf people."
- George Veditz

Jennifer Frew 

EDP Manager

"In all things do it in Love."

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Ericka L. Capel, SW, ES

Employment Specialist

"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said and what you did, people will NEVER forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou


Deana Gasbarro

"Honestly, Respect, and Friendship work both ways."

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Social Media Manager

Nat Skinner

"Without community, there is no liberation." - Audre Lorde

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Outreach Manager

Elaina Hinton

"Nothing can dim the light that shines within."

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Outreach Specialist 

Darnita Williams

“Without service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.” – Dorothy Height

Our Board

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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