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Our BOARD

TRACY BRYANT (Treasure) is the parent of Daniel Bryant, a young adult with a disability and a patient at ADMH. Tracy and his wife, Beth, have lived in Atlanta for more than 40 years. They have four children, three daughters and Daniel. The Bryants enjoy being active in supporting the special needs community in Georgia. Tracy is semi-retired and works part-time with Financial Services. He is a past Environmental Scientist. 

LINDA GARCIA- Linda is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator for the INCLUDE (Investigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down Syndrome) Project and DS-Connect® Registry in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is an accomplished communication professional with over 20 years of experience creating and managing partnerships and innovating to connect and coordinate platforms and events to reach minority populations. Linda is a passionate advocate for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Her expertise is in strategic communications and multicultural outreach, focusing on the Down syndrome community, where she created inspiring and impactful initiatives at a national and international level. She has served on numerous boards, including the Ronald McDonald House, the Technology Association of Georgia, Women in Defense GA, and recently served as an ambassador for the Wellstar Health System Foundation. 

DAVID GORDAN  is an attorney firm partner in South Africa with expertise in Corporate and Commercial litigation. He is a proud US citizen by naturalization and a retired general counsel. He is a dedicated member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta Metro  and dedicated support to the ADMH Run. He and his wife, Judy,  are proud parents of 3 adult daughters, Claire, Megan and Katie who has Prader Willi Syndrome.

ANNE MAHAFFEY LADD (Co-Chair) has served as a Family Engagement Program Specialist at the GADOE(Georgia Department of Education). In this role, her primary responsibility is oversight of the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership (GaPMP). Anne has been a long-time disability and family advocate. Anne will tell you that her greatest teacher has been her son Matthew who is a young adult with a developmental disability. ADMH is privileged to have Anne participate as a member of the board of directors for The Adult Disability Medical Healthcare.

ELISE McEACHERN (Board Chair) – 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.

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. 
 

RICHARD PEASE  – (Past 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.
 

BRANDON STEWART is a special education teacher and soccer coach in Cumming, Georgia at North Forsyth High School. He earned a Psychology and Sociology degree from Berry College. He attended Berry College on academic and soccer scholarship. After joining the teaching profession in 2007, he earned a Master’s degree in Special Education from Valdosta University. He is married to Bailey, also an educator, and they have 3 children, Landon, Isabella and Matson.

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.

RAYNELL WASHINGTON LMSW (Secretary)- Raynell Washington is a Social Worker and a Community Services Specialist at the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University. Raynell leads the Georgia Association for Infant Mental Health: Birth to Five (GA-AIMH) which promotes relational health and supports the social-emotional and developmental needs of young children and families. Raynell formerly served as the Social Worker for ADMH and now serves as an active board member. Raynell is an alumna of the Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program and the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) Leadership Academy as an emerging leader in the disability network. Raynell’s work focuses on strengthening the capacity of underserved communities and supporting the inclusion of individuals with disabilities.

ALAN WEINTRAUB is a board certified developmental-behavioral pediatrician. Dr. Weintraub was also the co-chair of the Developmental Disabilities Committee of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He remains active on that committee. He is an accomplished presenter on complex disability issues and the psychopharmacology of ADHD and autism.

He and his wife, Louise, are proud parents of 3 adult children, a son who is a rabbi, a daughter who is a speech pathologist and a son studying engineering. Dr. Weintraub is the proud grandfather of 5 granddaughters and 1 grandson.

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