Andy Anderson Portrait

Andy Anderson


Andy Anderson joined Disability Rights North Carolina in January 2020 as an advocate for the Disaster Recovery project. In March 2021 he moved to the Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of the Representative Payees team. Anderson has over 30 years of experience working with the disability community in many different capacities. His experience includes direct residential care, clinical plan development, day programming services, advocacy, strategic planning, and governmental relations. In the different organizations and companies he has helped to create, he has advocated for person-centered services, and worked toward improving access to mental health supports in rural areas. To his position at DRNC, Anderson brings both a deep commitment to the disability community, and much personal experience supporting recovery efforts after recent NC storms. Anderson holds a B.A. in public administration and political science from North Carolina Central University. When he is not working or enjoying time with his wife and children, Anderson is a minister.

Disability Rights NC

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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

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PAIMI Advisory Council

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