Dr. Taunya A. Lowe Fights for Georgia’s Deaf and Mentally Ill

 

Dr. Taunya A. Lowe, CEO of The Resurgent Group of Metro Atlanta, doesn’t know how to swim but when she had the opportunity to snorkel in Hawaii, that didn’t stop her from jumping in the ocean – with a life jacket of course.

“I’m not going to let an opportunity pass,” she says, referring to herself as a cautious risk-taker and a visionary. “I see the plan, implement the plan, step out on faith, and make it happen.”

That attitude helped her start her own consulting firm dedicated to turning concepts into realities. Taunya uses her background, with a doctorate in General Human Services, to specialize in training human service providers on best practices in the field of mental health and addiction. She also uses her experience and can-do attitude to fight for equality of services for the deaf and mentally ill in the state of Georgia.

“I have a family member who is deaf and has mental illness issues as well,” she explains. “It has been a real challenge for her to receive services in the state of Georgia.”

There are only five states with specialized services for those who are deaf and mentally ill and Georgia is not one of them. Taunya has been working with other deaf advocates and is determined to bring parity of services for people with all disabilities.

Although finding the balance between work and play is difficult, Dr. Lowe enjoys traveling, writing, and photography. She has combined those three loves to create note cards with inspirational and uplifting quotes.

One of her favorite inspirational quotes that she embraces in her life is, “I choose to see the beauty, the positive, and the possibilities.”

Dr. Lowe’s office can be reached at 678-451-4259.

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