SHEILA CARTER, MPA - Sheila is a native Georgian, who's lived in Metro Atlanta since 1991. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Cam and Madi's Promise, Incorporated (CAMP). CAMP is a 501c3 nonprofit established to provide free application assistance to Georgia families applying for the Katie Beckett and NOW/COMP Medicaid waivers on behalf of their children with disabilities. She is the mother of 2 young children, Cameron and Madison, both diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She and her husband Blair live in Marietta, Georgia and also have 2 older sons, Darion and Zavier, In addition to her advocacy work with developmentally disabled and medically fragile children, Sheila is a licensed professional who works with health care providers and case managers serving such vulnerable populations affected by HIV/AIDS, hypertension, cancer and brain injuries by connecting them to the appropriate treatment and other social service programs.
ELISE McEACHERN – Elise, the ADMH immediate Past Chair, is a Senior Vice President of Bank of America; Certified Treasury Professional” through Association of Financial Professionals in 1995 and currently maintains this designation. Elise has held several leadership positions as part of booster clubs and actively participated in fundraising for the Elaine Clark Center. Elise is mom to Jenna and Ross, who has Down syndrome. Ross attends Kennesaw State University in the Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Program. She loves outdoor sports including hiking.
HEIDI J. MOORE, BS - Heidi is a Parent Advocate for individuals with disabilities & childhood cancer research. She is proud mother to Jacob, who is 20 years old with Down syndrome, Autism & Leukemia Survivor. She and her husband, Steven are equally proud of Jared, 19 years old who plans to help families of children with disabilities. Heidi’s format for advocacy is “Unite Our Voices”. She is one of Georgia’s most well-known parent advocates for disabilities. She serves on various councils and non-profit boards across the State. She also runs a Facebook page with over 1,200 active members. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
JOSHUA NORRIS, JD – Josh is an experienced attorney and currently has a Disability rights litigation practice focused on the representation of children and adults with disabilities to ensure access to home and community-based supports and services. His practice is focused on litigation under the Medicaid Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. His has vast experience in serving disadvantage children and adults with disabilities and has been with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Georgia Advocacy Office.
MYRNA ORPHAN (Secretary) – Myrna has over 30 years of experience in many areas of marketing including communications, advertising, merchandising and event planning with large, mid-size and start-up companies. She retired from Equifax in 2009 where she served as Senior Vice President of marketing communications. Most recently, she is the founder and principal of Grapes on the Vine Events which plans and executes group trips to the California wine country for corporate and personal groups. For over 15 years, Myrna has also been involved with the High Museum of Art’s wine auction, the largest wine auction to benefit the arts in the country. Additionally, Myrna has been involved as an ADMH volunteer for the past two years.
RICHARD PEASE (Board Chair) – Richard is father of an adult son with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Kyle Pease. He has served on numerous boards and committees including the Fulton County Commission on Disability Affairs, Lekotek, the Chastain therapeutic riding program, All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD), and assistance with his sons’ non-profit, The Kyle Pease Foundation. He is Founder and Owner of BREK Management, Inc.
RADHA PILLA (Treasurer) – Born and raised in India, Radha has a B.S. in Statistics and M.S in Computer Science from Mumbai. She came to the USA in 1991 and has been a resident of Gwinnett County since 1998. She is the proud mother of three beautiful daughters. Radha is a Vice President of Information Technology at Bank of America. She is a 2007 Graduate of Partners in Policy Making and a 2013 Graduate of Leadership Gwinnett. She has been a board member on various Non-Profit Organizations ADMH, AADD, CLD, Georgia Micro-boards. She was on State Advisory Panel for 6 years, was a chair for one year. Having a daughter with Down syndrome and Autism has given her experience working with educators, practitioners, and policy makers to navigate education, service and support systems for children with special needs. The experience gained has enabled her to help other families navigate these systems as well as empower them to have a vision for their child's future.
PAT SATTERFIELD, MCE - Pat is an instructional designer, conference presenter, AT consultant, and workshop instructor. She is currently the Executive Director of Dunamis Educational Foundation. Pat was a home schooling mother of 4 boys who has “taught every grade at least twice”. Pat is a parent of an adult with a disability and was a foster parent of a second. Pat has served as Technology Coordinator for several private school programs serving students with disabilities. Pat holds several degrees: a BS in Biology from William & Mary and a BS from the Medical College of Virginia in Medical Technology. Pat also holds a Master’s degree in Christian Education from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education.
LISA REISMAN, MSN CNP - Lisa is the owner/administrator of Complete Care at Home. She is a registered nurse practitioner by training. Lisa and her company serve as a provider with the DBHDD for community services, personal care and skilled nursing. Lisa is on the board of directors for SPADD, Service Providers Association for Developmental Disabilities. Lisa’s husband, Dr. Gerald Reisman, is a retired pediatrician.
JULIA VERSTEEGH - Julia Versteegh is the Program Director for the Happy Club at the Cowart Family YMCA. She has been volunteering for 26 years with this social program for adults with special needs. Julia led creative and fun group activities twice a month, manages the calendar, budget, and all logistics for the program. She hopes that these activities will become available after COVID. Julia has experience in business development and marketing with experience in telecom, financial services, real estate and commercial building materials. She grew up in the Atlanta area and graduated from the University of Georgia. While Julia is not working or volunteering, she enjoys photography, travel, and working out.
ANDREA VIDELEFSKY, MD (Medical and Research Director) – Dr. Videlefsky is a Family Practice Physician of Urban Family Practice Associates, an active member of Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG) and serves as a Family Physician Champion for Healthcare Transition. She is dedicated to serving patients through the patient-centered medical home model. She has a special interest and expertise in treating teens and adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. She is an active member and leader of the medical research team and serves as a Principal Investigator on our ADMH research initiatives. Andrea is involved in a non-profit organization focusing on philanthropy and social justice. She received the 2016 Turner Community Leadership Award. Andi and her husband Neill, have adult children Ilana, Joshua and his wife Brittany, and Karin.
EVAN WINEBARGER, MHA - Since birth, Evan has lived life through disability advocacy with his sibling, Bess, who lives with Mosaic Down syndrome. Since he was young, he served as his sister’s Special Olympics Coach and attended all of Bess’s theater performances at Habima Theatre in Dunwoody. His family upbringing has molded his passion for pursuing disability healthcare through his education. Along with his studies, he and his sister joined the GaLEND program through Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability. Evan studied recreational therapy and psychology at Georgia Southern University, and earned a master’s in healthcare administration from Oklahoma State. Evan has worked in a community-based health and wellness capacity for several years. He began his work at Blaze Sports of America as a Sports Specialist working with veterans and youth in adaptive sports and then at Global Down Syndrome in Denver, Colorado, as the Senior Manager in Health and Wellness Programs. Evan now works as the Director of Growth for Sigma Nu Fraternity INC.