About Us

The Disability Awareness Council became a private non profit 501(c)(3) in 1991 to serve communities in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area and beyond.


Our office is located in the heart of Chapel Hill at 2501 Homestead Road. To schedule appointments or to contact one of our representatives, phone and e-mail methods are preferred.

We depend on our volunteers to run organizational operations smoothly. There are technology, administrative, or event planning positions available for potential applicants of all backgrounds. Our volunteers receive excellent mentorship to assist in running operations smoothly.

Yearly events are hosted by the organization at various locations to raise concerns about disability issues that our communities face. Interested attendees should register on our events page and find the appropriate event.

Board Members

board members

Co-chairs: Darice Johnson, Dr Emanuel Kai-Lewis

Secretary: Mack Kelleher, Lisa Greenbaum

Budget treasurer: Julia Thornton

Board Liaison: Dr. Tim Miles 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to receive personal counseling?

We do not provide personal counseling.

Can I speak confidentally with the organization?

Yes, we are completely confidental.

How can I become involved in the organization?

We always welcome new volunteers! To become involved, see the volunteer section here.