MLTSS Consumer and National Advisory Board Member
UnitedHealthcare Community & State
Gary Sullivan has an inspiring background – after spending three years in the U.S. Army, he practiced general law in California eventually narrowing his caseload to personal injury. In 1994, Gary was appointed to the Fort Peck Court of Appeals in Montana and served there for four years as an Associate Judge and six years as the Court's Chief Justice.
In 1975, Gary was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and now describes himself as “a constructive quadriplegic,” who requires assistance with practically all daily activities. Gary continues to overcome daily trials by seeing it as a challenge to meet, he says “everyone has challenges and I happen to have a physical challenge and I do the best I can with it.”
Although now retired, he is a member of the Tennessee CHOICES program and serves on their Systems Transformation Leadership Group, as well as on various local advisory groups. Since its inception in 2013, Gary has also served as a board member on UnitedHealthcare Community and State’s National Advisory Board (NAB).