Committees

 Member & Committee Information

The State Rehabilitation Council consists of 23 members appointed by the Governor. The sole mission of the Council is to improve the quality of life and enhance the educational and employment opportunities of the blind and visually impaired across the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Current Members
George Stokes - Chair

Dennis Franklin - Vice Chair

Susan Ament

Angela Anderson

Nancy Clayton

Debbie Culpepper

Jennifer Hall

Cathy Jackson

Vanessa Jones

David Lawson

Deb Lewis

Grant Logsdon

Carla Ruschival

Kevin Shurn

Peggy Sinclair-Morris

Rhonda Skidmore

Todd Stephens

Shirley Stivers

Theresa Thomas

 

The State Rehabilitation Council consists of six standing committees that carry out its work.  These committees and their members are as follows:

 

The Executive Committee

Consists of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and the Immediate Past Chairperson of the State Rehabilitation Council.  The purpose of the committee is to take action, on behalf of the Council, between regular meetings.  It will address issues and concerns related to the functions and member of the Council.   It will also work to maintain compliance, and the order and discipline of the Council.

George Stokes - Chair
Dennis Franklin - Vice Chair
Susan Ament - Immediate Past Chair
Allison Flanagan
*Jennifer Wright

Goverment and Public Relations Commitee
Matters related to partnership and consumer organizations outreach, agency marketing, surveys, and the annual report.  The committee will also be responsible for brochures, public service announcements, the OFB website or any other means of marketing the program and duties of the OFB.  The committee shall assist the OFB with working with legislative and regulatory matters, as appropriate.

Dennis Franklin - Chair
Nancy Clayton
Debbie Cylpepper
Scott Heads
David Lawson
Carla Ruschival
Rhonda Skidmore
George Stokes
*Scott Fricano


Bylaws and Nominating Committee
Receives, reviews and distributes all proposed amendments to any bylaws to the Council.  The committee will also oversee the recruitment and nomination of the new SRC members.

Theresa Thomas– Chair
Deb Lewis
Kevin Shurn
Todd Stephens
Shirley Stivers
*Jennifer Wright



Business and Employment Opportunity Committee

Reports on current and potential employment opportunities availale for the blind individuals.  The committee will work through the SRC and OFB to create a network within the business community to help people transitin into employment.  The committee will also work to increase Kentucky's employer awareness of people with visual impairment or blindness, as a productive human resource pool.

Carla Ruschival - Chair
Nancy Clayton
Debbie Culpepper
Twyla Hammons
Scott Heads
David Lawson
Deb Lewis
Kevin Shurn
Rhonda Skidmore
Todd Stephens
Scott Fricano
*Jenny Tyree


Consumer Services Committee
Assists in the review, analysis, and development of policy and procedures as it relates to direct consumer services within the Office for the Blind.  The procedure will include the establishment of fees for services and recommendations for increasing service providers and agency outcomes.  In addition, the consumer appeal process and other pertinent consumer related matters will be brought to the committee for discussion and recommendations.

Susan Ament - Chair
Angela Anderson
Jennifer Hall
Twyla Hammons
Cathy Jackson
Vanessa Jones
Grant Logsdon
Peggy Sinclair-Morris
Cora McNabb
*Becky Cabe

    
Planning Committee
Advises the Office for the Blind in the development, review and analysis of all planning activitiies and processes.  The committee will make recommendations to the Council for their review and action.  This includes the following processes:  strategic planning, the state plan, public hearings, the triennial comprehensive statewide needs assessment, consumer satisfaction surveys, and the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD).

Jennifer Hall - Chair
Angela Anderson
Cathy Jackson
Vanessa Jones
Grant Logsdon
Stephanie Sharp
Peggy Sinclair-Morris
Shirley Stivers
Ashley Taylor
Theresa Thomas
Becky Cabe
*Cora McNab

 

 

George Stokes

 State Rehabilitation Council Chair