PAIMI Advisory Council

PAIMI stands for Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness. The PAIMI regulations require the PAIMI program to have an advisory council to “advise the system on policies and priorities to be carried out in protecting and advocating the rights of individuals with mental illness.”  ODLC’s PAIMI Advisory Council (PAC) advises the Board and staff about issues in the mental health community. The Council is comprised of individuals who are or who have been consumers of mental health services, family members, attorneys, mental health providers, mental health professionals, individuals from the public who are knowledgeable about mental illness, and providers of mental health services. The PAC is involved in ODLC’s annual priority setting process in getting comments from the community and in providing recommendations to the Board.

Our PAIMI Advisory Council Members

  • Traci Cook, Co-Chair
  • Charles Danley
  • Cherry Dienz
  • Jennifer Douglas
  • April Bergdall Eberle, Secretary
  • Teena Gunter
  • Reland Herman
  • Kirsten Palfreyman
  • Michelle Sutton
  • Rose Weller – PAIMI Advisory Council Chair – Vice President, Board of Directors

Join Our PAIMI Advisory Council

If you would like to be considered for PAIMI Advisory Council membership, please download and complete the application below or contact our office at (800) 226-5883.

 Application to join the PAIMI Advisory Council

Completed applications may be submitted:

By Email to:
By Fax to: 918-743-7157
By mail to:

Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. C/O PAIMI Advisory Council
5555 E. 71st Street, Suite 9100
Tulsa, OK 74136