Our Staff

The ADA Office Staff pictured clockwise, left to right: Mike Galifianakis, Barbara Tucker, Steve Jones, and Stacey Valrie Peace
Pictured clockwise, left to right: Mike Galifianakis, Barbara Tucker, Steve Jones, and Stacey Valrie Peace

Mike Galifianakis

Manuel "Mike" Galifianakis III is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator for the Georgia State Financing & Investment Commission. He is responsible for developing and implementing programs and activities to advance and monitor agency compliance with the ADA statewide. A frequent lecturer on disability law, Galifianakis operated his own law firm, specializing in disability law, prior to joining GSFIC. His experience includes serving as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity, working as an agent for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and working at the Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center and the Persons with Disabilities Law Center. Galifianakis graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in criminology and earned his law degree from Georgia State University.

Stacey Valrie Peace

As the Assistant State ADA Coordinator for the State ADA Coordinator’s Office, Stacey Valrie Peace assists with the day-to-day operations of the State ADA Coordinator’s Office.  Ms. Peace manages program activities and provides direction/guidance to the Office staff. She also evaluates the Office’s policies, procedures and processes; develops and implements programs and activities to coordinate and monitor statewide agency ADA compliance; and serves as the management representative in internal and external functions serves on various disability-related counsels and boards.

Ms. Peace is the contact person for State Agency ADA Coordinators and assists with the resolution of complaints and grievances regarding State-run programs, services and activities. She directs the planning, development and delivery of training courses for the ADA Office.  She is also the current Chair for the Georgia Emergency Preparedness Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities and Older Adults.  The Coalition is comprised of state and federally funded agencies and organizations involved in emergency preparedness planning and response and/or are working on behalf of individuals with disabilities or older adults. Ms. Peace holds a B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College, a M.S.W. from Clark Atlanta University and a J.D. from the University of Georgia, School of Law. 

Steven R. Jones

As the Senior Architect on the ADA Coordinator’s team Steve provides technical assistance and training on issues of accessibility in the built environment to all State of Georgia entities, local Code enforcement officials, design professionals, property owners and the general public.  Steve also manages the Statewide ADA Facilities Improvement Program, which is a Georgia General Obligation Bond for State Agencies to assist in their program accessibility accommodations in their existing facilities.  Steve joined the ADA Coordinator’s Office Team in October, 2013 and had spent prior six years with the Georgia Department of Corrections managing a variety of programs including those relating to accessibility.  Steve is a 1982 Graduate of the University of Kansas and is a registered architect in Georgia and Wisconsin.

Barbara Tucker

Barbara Tucker is the Information and Referral Specialist for the State ADA Coordinator’s Office. She provides both administrative and technical support to the

ADA team. Additionally she works with clients to identify helpful and reliable resources, both within the Coordinator’s Office and externally. Ms. Tucker also maintains information and referral databases, assists with ADA training classes, maintains the ADA library and coordinates meetings.