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Jolona Kinlaw


Jolona Kinlaw joined Disability Rights North Carolina in August of 2022 as an Advocate on the Education Team. She holds a bachelors in Psychology from East Carolina University and a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Jolona is a dually licensed counselor in mental health and substance use and has over 10 years experience in the mental health field working with multiple populations in a variety of clinical settings. Her advocacy journey originated at the Autism Society of NC and as a mother of a son with Autism.  His journey is why she advocates on behalf of children with disabilities, their families, and communities. Jolona is a wife and mother of two. She loves her faith, being outside and spending time with her loved ones.

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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