Georgia Does Better When Georgians Do Better
Dawn has spent her career serving others. As a deputy sheriff, she swore to uphold and defend the Constitution of Georgia and protect its citizens. After obtaining her Master’s Degree in Writing, Dawn left law enforcement and became the third generation of her family to work in the field of developmental disabilities. For the last sixteen years, Dawn has been a passionate legislative advocate for Medicaid and integrated services for people with disabilities. Currently, she is the director of a program that helps people with developmental disabilities find and maintain competitive, community employment. She serves on the national public policy committee for the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) and serves as Vice President of the Georgia chapter of APSE. Dawn volunteered as a troop leader for Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia for five years before deciding to run for office. In 2017, Dawn was appointed by the Governor to the Georgia State Rehabilitation Council to lends her expertise in disability employment to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities and advance services offered by the Georgia Vocational and Rehabilitation Agency. Dawn lives in Winder with her husband, Joe, and children, Andrew and Abigail.