About Us

Individuals living with disabilities essentially are deemed the expert regarding the nature of the wants and needs that bring about and/or sustain their independent living and quality of life goals.
Through our services, programs, activities, and our compassion for others and for community, we assist such individuals in their independent living pursuits.

  • Disability ResourcesWe are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, part of a statewide network funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education.
  • Disability ResourcesWe are affiliated with the Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia (SILC) and a proud advocate for the citizens of Georgia.

You don’t get a choice in your disability, but you do have the choice to persevere and overcome its limitations. Multiplechoices™ Center for Independent Living provides all the programs and guidance you need to grow as an individual. If you feel limited, let us open your eyes to the education, skills and information you need to succeed.

Meet the Board Members

Dee Myrick (has a disability) | Chairman, 6 Years Served

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Dee received an undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and remains a proud Saluki. He holds a PhD in Business, an MBA, an MAED in Educational Leadership and Administration, an MAED in Technology and Learning, and an MAED in ELearning and Online Teaching. He also holds a BSED in Education, Training, and Development. He has published numerous
books, articles, and technical papers.

Tabitha Johnson Green | Vice Chair, First Year

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I am a Registered Nurse and a small business owner. In 2018, 2020, & 2022, I was the Democratic Nominee for Georgia’s 10th Congressional District.

I am a graduate of Georgia Southern University, Middle Georgia College, and Ultimate Medical Academy. As a Registered Nurse of over 20 years, I care deeply about the welfare and wellbeing of everyone, especially the
people of GA-District 10.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy visiting many of Georgia’s U-pick Farms and picking fresh fruits and vegetables.

Athenia Myrick (has a disability) | Secretary, 4 Years Served

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Athenia Myrick is a native of Commerce, Ga. She moved to Athens-Clarke County in 1999. In the year of 2000 she started working with people with disabilities. Giving back to the community and helping people with needs is her passion. She is married to an Airman of the United States Air force. She graduated from Continental Academy where she received a high school diploma; she is working on a degree in human services.

Service Hurst | 6 Years Served

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Retired from GA Dept of Labor Undergraduate degree from Kentucky State College Graduate work at University of Louisville Volunteer chaplain at Clarke County Sheriff’s Office

Shy Cullars (has a disability) | 3 Years Served

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Shy Cullars is third generation farmer, born in Kansas City, Kansas. She grew up raising livestock, fresh fish, and vegetables in aquaponic systems. Ms. Cullars is a graduate of Kansas State University and the proud owner
of Cullars Heritage Farm, LLC (CHF).

Agriculture has always been a passion for Ms. Cullars. She has worked in the Agricultural industry in a variety of facets including NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) Outreach Specialist, Chairwoman of Georgia
NWIAA (National Women in Agriculture Association), NCAT (North Caroline Agriculture and Technical State University) Youth Program Director, and she serves as an External Advisory Board member for the University of Kentucky.

Ms. Cullars takes pride in educating others on the importance of sustainable agriculture and food justice.

Martine Adogu | First Year

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Martine Adogu, MD, serves as Ophthalmologist & Director of Surgical Services at Oconee Medical Group in Athens, GA, and has done so since 1998. She attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada, for her undergraduate
studies. She received a University of Maryland Merit Scholarship from 1990 to 1994. During her Junior Year of medical school, she joined the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and she graduated from the University of
Maryland Medical School Cum Laude in 1994. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Boston University in 1998 and moved to Athens, GA, to start her practice. She is the mother of one son and two daughters.

Edith Fink | First Year

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As a 67-year-old mother and grandmother, I am happy to share my bountiful life. My husband of 46 years and I moved from Sandy Springs, GA to Athens, GA in 2022 to be closer to 2 (of our 3) granddaughters. I am a bookkeeper for TSAV (a technology integration and consulting firm). I love my job and TSAV, and I also love Athens, GA.

Jennifer Maldonado (has a disability) | First Year

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Jennifer has a Pharmacy Technician Associate Degree from Universidad Del Este. She is originally from Puerto Rico and has lived in GA for 8 years. Jennifer has never worked with people with disabilities but is looking forward to the opportunity to do so. She enjoys going to the movies and to the mall, and loves all animals.

Jemelleh Coes (has a disability) | First Year

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Jemelleh is the daughter of immigrant parents and a first-generation University graduate. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, and was raised in Decatur, GA. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a
concentration in Special Education, and her Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Teaching and Learning, from Georgia Southern University. She is also a professor at the University of Georgia where she teaches future educators along with future professionals dedicated to disability advocacy.

Jonathan Perry (has a disability) | First Year

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I am a retired Pharmacist with over 34 years of direct patient care and administrative experience. My professional background encompasses investigational therapeutics, pharmaco-economics, personnel management, frontline poison control specialization and retail service. I have two years of PhD-level studies in Pharmacy Administration concentrating in Theory of Constraints Protocols.

Meet the Board Members



Garrick Scott (has a disability) | Executive Director  

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I am a graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a degree in Communications, and am former president of the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia (NFBGA). I have a daughter and two grandchildren. I host a talk show on the Georgia Radio Reading Service and currently serve as Executive Director of Multiplechoices™ CIL.