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Since mid-2010, Doris A. Fuller has become familiar to Treatment Advocacy Center supporters as the face on our Facebook page and the voice behind most of our daily blogs and many other communications.

Today, she moves into a new role: executive director.

doris-fuller“Doris already has spent almost two years as a daily advocate for improved mental illness treatment laws and implementation in her position as communications director,” said Stephen Segal, chair of the board of directors. “As executive director, she will now be positioned to apply her exceptional energy and leadership to all of the activities that advance our mission.”

Fuller is an author and former journalist whose experience includes advocating for an adult daughter with severe mental illness who received court-ordered treatment because of legal reforms promoted by the Treatment Advocacy Center.

“The Treatment Advocacy Center has made America better for individuals with severe mental illnesses and their families, mine among them,” said the new executive director.

“In an environment where treatment options for those too ill to seek treatment are actually shrinking, our advocacy for the humane and effective alternative of assisted outpatient treatment and other treatment law reforms is more crucial than ever.”

To read about Doris’s personal experience and how it led her to the Treatment Advocacy Center, see page 8 of our Winter 2011 Catalyst newsletter.


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