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Casey Mason

Development Coordinator

Casey Mason joined Disability Rights North Carolina in June 2022. He serves as the Development Coordinator. Casey’s work focuses on Fundraising and Events. He brings more than 1…

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Susan McLean

Director of Development & Communications

Susan McLean joined DRNC in December of 2018. McLean grew up in the Triangle and earned a degree in special education from East Carolina University. She taught and developed after…

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Araca Miller


Araca Miller joined DRNC in September 2019 as an information and referral attorney. She brings to the intake role both her social work background and her knowledge of the law and le…

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Kishona Mimms

Supervising Investigator

Kishona Mimms joined DRNC in 2012 as an investigator for the investigations and monitoring unit and was named supervisor of the investigations and monitoring team in 2022. Mimms…

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Kirby Morrow

CASE Intake Advocate

Kirby Morrow joined DRNC as an intake advocate in December 2021. In her work, Morrow strives to provide a caring and resource-rich experience to all callers with non-legal issues…

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Tara Muller

Policy Attorney

Tara Muller joined DRNC’s Community Inclusion Team in May 2020 and transitioned to the Policy Team in 2021. As a Policy Attorney, she works to protect the constitutional rights of…

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Elizabeth Myerholtz


Elizabeth Myerholtz joined DRNC in August 2018. She is from Ohio and graduated from Miami University with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English literature. She worked as…

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Kenya Myers

Voting Program Manager

Kenya Myers joined DRNC in January 2019 as an experienced voting rights advocate. During the 2016 election cycle, she developed and implemented a strategic election protection…

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Lisa Nesbitt

Supervising Attorney

Lisa Nesbitt joined DRNC in 2012 and was promoted in 2020 to Supervising Attorney for the Community Inclusion Team. In addition to overseeing that team, she helps children and adu…

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Susan Pollitt

Supervising Attorney

Susan Pollitt came to DRNC after joining Carolina Legal Assistance in 2005. She specializes in defending the rights of people with disabilities who are incarcerated. A native of…

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Tonya Pruitt-Lyons

Operations Manager

Tonya Pruitt-Lyons joined DRNC in January 2022 as office manager. Due to her considerable talents and contributions to the organization her role was recently expanded to Operat…

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Valerie Reed

Administrative Assistant

Valerie Reed joined DRNC in November 2018. She graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in speech and hearing science. Reed ha…

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Monica Resendiz

Community Engagement Support

Monica Resendiz joined DRNC in October 2020 as a receptionist and provided administratve support. In June 2022 she took on the role of community engagement support staff.  In thi…

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Cas Shearin

Media Strategist / Senior Writer

Cas Shearin joined DRNC as an advocate in 2007, and became director of the agency’s investigations and monitoring unit in 2009, overseeing investigations of serious allegation…

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Candace Speller


Candace joined DRNC in 2021 as a staff attorney on the CASE team. A native of North Carolina, Candace received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and he…

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