Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Rehabilitation Council Members & Meeting Minutes

Rehabilitation Council Members


Purpose:

To provide advice to the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired regarding vocational service provided pursuant to Title I and Title VI of the federal Rehabilitation Act.

Restriction:

Three years; The Governor shall appoint at least one representative of the Statewide Independent Living Council; at least one representative of the client assistance program, at least one vocational rehabilitation counselor with knowledge of and experience with vocational rehabilitation programs, who shall serve as an ex officio non-voting member if the counselor is an employee of the designated state agency; at least one representative of community rehabilitation providers; four representatives of business, industry, and labor; representatives of disability groups representing a cross-section of individuals with physical, cognitive, sensory, and mental disabilities; parents, family members, guardians, advocates, or authorized representatives of individuals with disabilities who have difficulty in representing themselves; and current or former applicants for, or recipients of, vocational rehabilitation services. The director of the designated state unit shall be an ex officio member of the council. The Governor shall select members after soliciting recommendations from representatives of organizations representing a broad range of individuals with disabilities. The council shall select a chairman from its membership. Compensation: Members receive overnight lodging, upon request; meals and mileage.

Number of Seats: 19


Current Membership:

Member: City Expires Requirement
Rebecca Bridges, Chair Arlington 09/30/2017 Representative of Business, Industry, and Labor
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(vi)
Justin Graves Fredericksburg 9/30/2018 Representative of Business, Industry, and Labor
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(vi)
Chris Martin Ashland 9/30/2019 Representative of Business, Industry, and Labor
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(vi)
VACANT     Representative of Business, Industry, and Labor
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(vi)
Ken Jessup, Vice Chair Virginia Beach 09/30/2017 Representative of Disability Advocacy Group
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(3)(ii)(A)
Isaac Crisp Toano 09/30/2017 Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor-Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Member
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(iv)
Karen Walker Ashland   Representative of the Statewide Independent Living Council
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(i)
Raymond Hopkins Richmond N/A The Director of the designated Statue Unit DBVI as an ex-officio, non-voting member
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(B)(xii)
Wanda Council Newport News 09/30/2017 Representative of Department of Education
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(B)(x)
Larysa Kautz   9/30/2018 Representative of Community Rehabilitation Services Program Provider
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(v)
Kimberly A. Shick Winchester 09/30/2018 Former or Current Recipient of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(B)(viii)
Christine Appert Charlottesville 09/30/2019 Former or Current Recipient of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(B)(viii)
Jill A. Nerby Charlottesville 09/30/2017 Former or Current Recipient of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(B)(viii)
Larysa Kautz   9/30/2019 Former or Current Recipient of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(B)(viii)
Jeanne S. Armentrout Roanoke 09/30/2018 Representative of the Virginia Workforce Council
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(B)(xi)
Irene M. Conlin Virginia Beach 9/30/2019 Representative of an Individual who is blind, has multiple disabilities, and has difficulty representing him or herself or is unable due to disabilities to represent him or herself.
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(3)(ii)(B)
Nicole Drummond Springfield 09/30/2018 Representative of a Parent Training and Information Center
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(ii)
Shelesha Taylor Richmond   Representative of Client Assistance Program
34 CFR §361.17 (b)(1)(iii)

If you wish to contact the Rehabilitation Council or one of its members, send an e-mail to Ms. Pam Hinterlong, council liaison

Rehabilitation Council Meeting Minutes

SRC Annual Reports

 

This File Was Last Modified: Friday July 21 2017