All About Developmental Disabilities Boosts Board of Directors with Janet Deal
All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) – Atlanta’s preeminent nonprofit provider of support services for families living with developmental disabilities – is entering its new fiscal year with an updated Board of Directors. Among those the agency has appointed is developmental disability service leader Janet P. Deal.
“We are excited to add our new board members,” said Lisa R. Blanco, AADD Board President. “They bring experience, passion and a perspective we need as we implement our new strategic plan.”
Janet P. Deal
Recently retired after a 30-year career of supporting individuals with developmental disabilities, Janet’s most recent positions were Director of Developmental Disabilities Services for the DeKalb Community Service Board and Regional Director for ResCare for Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. She was the founding member of the Service Provider Association on Developmental Disabilities and served as President and Board Member from its formation until her retirement. She also served on the Board of the Georgia Chapter of the American Association on Intellectual Disabilities (AAIDD) and was the recipient of the Southeastern AAIDD Richard Dillard Award for Leadership.
Janet’s other professional involvement includes serving on the Governor’s Health Strategies Council, the Aging and Developmental Disabilities Coalition, and the Advisory Board for the formation of the Kennesaw State University Academy for Inclusive Adult Education. In addition to her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Janet holds a Masters in Public Administration from Georgia State University. She has two daughters and three granddaughters.
Other new board members appointed were Nancy Rizor of Buckhead and Charles Lundquist of Smyrna.