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GCDD Welcomes Six New Advisory Council Members

Marcia Singson, Parent Advocate
Singson is the founding president of the Georgia Aspergers Organization and an employment specialist with Project SEARCH.

Brenda Munoz, Parent Advocate
Munoz is a 2014-2015 GaLEND Family Fellow at the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University.

Rickie Jodie Wren, Parent Advocate
Wren has worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities for eight years and is an active volunteer within her community.

Eren Kyle Denberg, Self-Advocate
Denberg is an ambassador for All About Developmental Disabilities as an advocacy speaker about autism.

Pam Hunter Dempsey, Parent Advocate
Dempsey sits on the Georgia State Department of Education Advisory Panel for Special Education.

Trace Haythorn, Parent Advocate
Haythorn serves on the Atlanta Rotary's Education and Youth Foundations, which provide support to literacy and youth employment initiatives. He also served as an advisory member of the Real Communities Initiative.

GCDD Welcomes New Grants Manager, Lisa Eaves
Eaves joined GCDD as Grants Manager in Fall 2014 to coordinate all aspects of contracts and grants procedures between staff and GCDD partners, under the direction of Chief Financial Officer Gary Childers. Those interested in applying for GCDD Partnership Funds or Conference Sponsorships can contact Eaves at or visit and select the Funding Opportunities tab for details.

Making a Difference's Fall 2014 issue covered a story in the Real Communities Initiative section (page 27) about Basmat Ahmed, the community builder who helped found the Clarkston Relationship Builders Group. Ms. Ahmed's picture was misidentified and her correct photo is printed above. The young woman was not Ms. Ahmed, and the magazine apologizes for the error. The picture has been also been replaced on the website edition with the correct photo of Ms. Ahmed.

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