Leadership Stories


Leadership Stories

Many parents have taken leadership roles and are actively involved in advocating for their children and others with disabilities. They serve as representatives on panels, they have leadership roles on boards, and they work in non-profit organizations and government agencies. They have testified before school boards, legislative bodies and at public hearings. Here are some of their stories.


Mitzi Proffitt, a Director at Parent to Parent of Georgia shares the story of how she has achieved a leadership role with the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD).


Patricia Lanaspa, a staff member at Parent to Parent of Georgia, tells her story of how she came into a leadership role in the through her work at P2P and as Chair of the Community Advisory Council for the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State.