Karen Bonner, from Snellville, GA, is a Board Member of the DAQL team. Although a Georgia native, Karen has worked in the Knoxville, TN and Eastern Shore, MD areas serving the D/HH population in group home and residential programs. Her experience before returning to Georgia. Her experience in this area is what drives her in advocating for accessible housing and transitional programs for our D/HH population. For the last 10 years, Karen has worked for the State of Georgia, serving in different positions at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf and currently on the Mental Health Team as a Behavior Specialist. She has also worked for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities as a her experience Communication Specialist. Karen is graduate Gallaudet University of the BSW program of University of Tennessee and the Administration and Supervision Masters program at Gallaudet University. Karen draws her passion from Gallaudet University connecting individuals to support systems that serve as a bridge toward their independence. Karen is excited for the future of Georgia through DAQL.