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Cherene Caraco

PAIMI Advisory Council Chair (Western Region)

Cherene is the CEO of Promise Resource Network, a national and international recovery consultant. She has also served on the board of the College for Behavioral Health Leadership, MindFreedom International and Pathways to Resilience.

Joining the board of DRNC was a natural step for Ms. Caraco as she found a strong alignment between her personal values and the organization’s mission. Cherene is deeply impressed by DRNC’s dedication to bringing significant, positive changes to flawed systems and practices.

Cherene actively seeks to transform carceral care and locked, involuntary confinement with a focus on addressing abuses in settings with skewed power dynamics and advocating for policies centered on humanity and practices that promote healing, wellness and recovery. Her commitment to DRNC centers on empowering those most impacted by policies and laws in order to affect systemic change. Cherene envisions a future where those with lived experiences crucially shape the design and implementation of more effective, compassionate systems


Disability Rights NC

About Us

Disability Rights North Carolina is a legal advocacy organization that fights for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina.

What is a P&A?

After Willowbrook, congress made sure that every state has a Protective and Advocacy agency. DRNC is the federally mandated...

Our Team

All staff currently working for Disability Rights North Carolina, listed in alphabetical order, including titles and background info...

Board of Directors

DRNC’s Board of Directors is a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about the rights of people with disabilities. All or...

PAIMI Advisory Council

In 1986, Congress took significant action to stop abuse, neglect, and other rights violations against people with mental health disabil...


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