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Kats Network Advisory Council

Authority: EO 2009-387 public Law 108-364, Section 4
Status: Active
Term: 3 years
Description: The KATS Network Advisory Council, which consists of 15 gubernatorial appointees, along with the coordinating center staff help coordinate the implementation of statewide capacity building and advocacy initiatives regarding the availability of assistive technology.These rganizations, designed to work toward permanent systems change for the enhancement of access to assistive technology for Kentuckians with disabilities, constitute the KATS Network, providing consumer responsive, comprehensive, statewide programs of technology-related assistance for individuals with disabilities of all ages.
Composition: Eight (8) individuals with disabilities that use Assistive Technology or the family members or guardians of the individuals; a representative of the designated state agency, as defined in Section 7 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the state agency for individuals who are blind; a representative of a state center for independent living described in part C of Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; a representative of the State Workforce Investment Board established under Section 111 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1988; a representative of the State Educational Agency, as defined in section 9101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; a representative of the KY Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing established under KRS 163.506; a representative of the KY Office of the American's with Disabilities Act Coordinator established under Executive Order 1993-733; and representatives of other state agencies, public agencies, or private organizations as determined by the State.
Compensation: reimbursed for necessary expenses pursuant to KRS12.029
Meeting Schedule: 3 times a year and any special meetings may be called as necessary.
Number of Members: 15
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
Address:
          Kentucky Office for the Blind
          275 East Main Street Frankfort, KY
Website: http://blind.ky.gov/
Phone: (502) 564-4754
Fax: (502) 564-2951

Members

NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Muncy, Lee8/23/2012MemberShelby
Muncy, Lee5/21/20153/31/2018MemberShelby
Ryssemus, Andre D.5/21/20153/31/2018MemberFayette
Coulter, Karen 5/26/20173/31/2019Member; Representing individuals with a disability who use assistive technologyCalloway
Wokocha, Tishana Terry-Ann5/26/20173/31/2020Member; Representing individuals with a disability who use assistive technologyMcCracken
Pettit, Duke 5/26/20173/31/2020Member; Representing individuals with a disability who use assistive technologyFayette
Dennis, David Wayne5/26/20173/31/2020Member; Representing individuals with a disability who use assistive technologyAnderson
Boggess, Rick L.5/26/20173/31/2020Member; Representing individuals with a disability who use assistive technologyDaviess
Endler Smith, Jessica Marie11/27/20193/31/2021Member, representing the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of HearingShelby
McKeown, Lisa Diane11/27/20193/31/2021Member. representing a state center for independentJefferson
Ryssemus, Andre D.11/27/20193/31/2021Member, representing the Office of Vocational RehabilitationFayette
Aguilar, Melissa A.11/27/20193/31/2021Member, representing Workforce Investment BoardAnderson
Titus, William H. Jr.11/27/20193/31/2022Member, representing individuals with a disability or family members of such individuals who use assistive technologyJefferson
Farthing, Samanthia11/27/20193/31/2022Member, representing individuals with a disability who use assistive technologyKenton
Renfrow, Winter C.11/27/20193/31/2022Member, representing indivduals with a disability who use assistive technologyOhio
Maher, Nicole T.11/27/20193/31/2022Member, representing other State agenciesJessamine
Gordon-Brown, Geraldine 11/27/20193/31/2022Member, representing individuals with a disability who use assistive technologyJefferson
Muncy, Lee Prentice11/27/20193/31/2021Member, representing the Kentucky Department of EducationShelby
Coulter, Karen J.11/27/20193/31/2022Member, representing guardians of individuals with a disability who use assistive technologyCalloway

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