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Dane Mullis


Dane Mullis joined the team in March 2023 as an advocate for people with substance use disabilities. His work focuses on community access to resources as well as the criminal legal system.

Prior to joining the DRNC team, Dane worked as a certified alcohol and drug counselor in several treatment centers in the Western North Carolina area. Dane has a bachelors degree in social work from Western Carolina University and is pursuing a masters degree to become a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical addiction specialist. In addition, Dane has done work in harm reduction with several organizations in the Western North Carolina area.

These experiences, and others, have made Dane passionate, knowledgeable, and resourceful in advocating for underrepresented communities dealing with Substance Use/Opioid Use Disorder. Dane is from Concord, North Carolina. In his free time he enjoys skiing, playing music, and hiking with his dog.

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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