Donald Tinsley, Sr., former NBDA Treasurer (2000-'02), received the 2012 Distinguished Leadership Award for his extraordinary contribution to advocacy. The award was presented by the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities. Donald is a veteran community advocate. He became the first African-American president of the Indiana Association of the Deaf (IAD).
Donald also served as founder and president of the Indianapolis Black Deaf Advocates (now Indiana Chapter of Black Deaf Advocates).
Read Donald's Biography via DeafPeople.com. Congratulations, Donald Tinsley, Sr.!