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Tonya Pruitt-Lyons

Operations Manager

Tonya Pruitt-Lyons joined DRNC in January 2022 as office manager. Due to her considerable talents and contributions to the organization her role was recently expanded to operations manager. Tonya’s additional responsibilities include HR and benefits administration as well as vendor management. Tonya, who has 22 years of experience with Legal Aid of North Carolina, has a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh NC. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Tonya moved to NC in 1994. She has two sons, one who serves as a staff Sargent in the US Army. In her free time she enjoys reading, crafting with vinyl and resin and relaxing on the couch binge-watching Netflix.

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.

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