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Judi Chamberlin

Judi Chamberlin, American mental health advocate, writer. Recipient Distinguished Service award President's Committee Employment of People with Disabilities, 1992, David J. Vail Advocacy award Mental Health Association Minnesota, 1992, N. Neal Pike prize for Services to People with Disabilities, N. Neal Pike Institute- Boston University Law School, 1995.


  • Chamberlin, Judi was born on October 30, 1944 in New York City. Daughter of Harold and Shirley (Jaffe) Ross.

  • Career

    • Project director Center Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston, from 1981. Co-founder Ruby Rogers Advocacy & Drop-In Center, Somerville, 1985-1999. Director research and training National Empowerment Center, Lawrence, 1992—2010.

      Co-chair Massachusetts Mental Health Planning Council, Boston. Board directors Center Public Representation, Northampton, Mental Disability Rights International, Washington, National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy. Member Governor's Special Advisory Commission Disability Policy, Boston.


    • Author: On Our Own, 1978. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    • Married Robert H. Chamberlin (divorced). 1 child, Julie Chamberlin. Married Howard A. Cahn, September 17, 1988 (divorced 2002).
    • father: Harold Ross
    • mother: Shirley (Jaffe) Ross
    • spouses: Robert H. Chamberlin
    • Howard A. Cahn
    • child: Julie Chamberlin
    Judi Chamberlin
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    Born October 30, 1944
    Died January 16, 2010
    (aged 65)