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Barbara Daniels


Barbara Daniels joined DRNC in September 2018. Her work focuses on investigations involving Social Security beneficiaries and their representative payees. Daniels has over 30 years’ experience in the social services field at the local and state levels. Prior to coming to DRNC, she retired from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance (DMA). At DMA, Daniels managed a team that provides Medicaid policy training and support to 100 county social services agencies. Daniels holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fayetteville State University. She also earned her MBA with a concentration in public administration and a human resources graduate certificate from Strayer University. For many years, Daniels advocated for the rights of her two sons, both with a diagnosis of mental illness. Outside of work, Daniels enjoys spending time with her granddaughter and other family members, attending church, aerobic exercise, and traveling.

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...

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PAIMI Advisory Council

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