Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 03, 2012
The Treatment Advocacy Center has named Doris A. Fuller executive director, effective immediately.
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 organization. She has served as the organization’s communications director since 2010.
“Doris Fuller 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 vision and leadership to all of the activities that advance our mission.”
Founded in 1998, the Treatment Advocacy Center is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to fighting legal and other barriers to the treatment of severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Since its inception, the organization has promoted treatment law reform and implementation in more than half the states in the nation.