Brian Leffler is currently residing in Athens, GA, and works as an ASL Lecturer at University of Georgia. Presently provides administrative support to the DQAL team. A native from Buffalo, New York and has worked in the nonprofit community in Atlanta and about, namely with Georgia Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and with Deaf-Blind Access of the South for the last seven years. He received a BA in Biology from Gallaudet University and a Masters in Deaf Education from McDaniel College, with a focus in education and change of the Deaf community. Brian developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector as a beneficiary of an informal community outreach program for Deaf-Blind in Seattle, Washington 17 years ago. This experience gave him a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for our region in Georgia.