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Gail tamirian-Mandeli

Founder and Executive Director

Gail founded L.O.U. in 1995 and has served as the agency’e Executive Director since it’s inception. Along with her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology she holds a Master of Education in Educational Psychology/Special Education from the University of Birmingham in England. She studied at the university as a Rotary International Fellow. Gail is also a recipient of the Birmingham Federation of University Women Research Award for her study of the social implications of Perthes’ Disease.

She has worked in the field of disability from the early days of the disabled movement in the 1970s. As an advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families, her focus is the disabled agenda. Which she brings to the various community boards she has been involved with and currently sits on. Her commitment to the field has afforded her the opportunity to work with community leaders, address student groups and help families with disabled children to organize. She has had the privilege of appearing before the State Legislator and is often called upon by the media to address issues regarding disability.