Marietta, Georgia  March 15, 2018 – Tommy Nobis Center, a Marietta-based nonprofit that helps individuals with disabilities enter or return to employment, recently elected Sherry Nielsen as a new board member. Her three-year term began January 2018.

Nielsen is an attorney at Ogletree Deakins, an international labor and employment law firm representing management. She represents employers in various employment law matters, including actions brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Nielsen is also experienced in handling complex disability access issues under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Nielsen earned her B.A. in history from Emory University and her J.D. from Emory University School of Law.

Nielsen is a partner to employers by helping them understand their legal obligations, specifically regarding laws impacting individuals with disabilities. Once she learned about Tommy Nobis Center and its impact, there was an immediate connection.

“I am committed to Tommy Nobis Center’s mission,” says Nielsen. “Individuals with disabilities are valuable members of our community and deserve to be engaged in meaningful employment.”

Nielsen believes in the positive effect the Center has had on those who have found successful employment. She was drawn to the Center’s employment services, which are individualized based upon particular interests, abilities, needs and goals. Her intention as a board member is to support the Center’s mission and its legacy and to increase its community awareness.

“Sherry’s experience and passion is an incredible asset to our board,” says Dave Ward, President and CEO – Tommy Nobis Center. “Her vision for our Center’s growth and impact is exactly what we need.”