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Stacy Gannon


Stacy joined our team in May 2023 as an investigator/advocate with a focus on monitoring facilities where people with disabilities live in order to prevent, detect and address instances of abuse and neglect. As a person living in recovery from both a serious mental illness and a substance use disorder, Stacy considers herself a survivor of “the system” and wants to be a part of anything that helps to stop abuse and heal trauma.

Before joining our team, Stacy gained invaluable experience as a peer support specialist at the Iredell County EMS Community Response Support Team and as a peer counselor with Mental Health America of Northern California. She also received further training and additional certifications by becoming a NC Certified Peer Support Specialist (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), a CA Certified Peer Advocate (Project Return Peer Support Network), and a WRAP Facilitator (Copeland Center).

Stacy moved to the Piedmont Triad in 2017 with her husband and two sons, leaving Northern California behind. Despite living on a 5-acre farm complete with chickens, goats, dogs and cats, Stacy freely admits that she does not have a green thumb and is a much better advocate than farmer.

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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