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Vocational Rehabilitation, Statewide Advisory Council for

Authority: KRS 151B.245 & PL 102-569
Status: Active
Term: 3 years
Chair: Council selects Chair.
Description: The Statewide Advisory Council of Vocational Rehabilitation reviews, analyzes, and advises the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation on setting standards and the ability to assist Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve suitable employment and independence.
Composition: Members appointed by Governor as follows: Ex-officio: Dir. of designated State unit, at least 1 vocational rehabilitation counselor, with knowledge of and experience with vocational rehabilitation programs, and Chair of the Statewide Independent Living Council which may be the Chairperson or other designee of Council; 1 rep. of a Parent Training & Information Ctr.; 1 rep. of the Client Assistance Program; 1 rep. of Community Rehabilitation Program Service Providers; 4 reps. of business, industry and labor; reps. of disability advocacy groups representing individuals with physical, cognitive, sensory, and mental disabilities and parents, family members, guardians, advocates, or authorized reps. with disabilities who have difficulty in representing themselves; current or former applicants for, or recipients of, vocational rehabilitation services. No member shall serve more than 2 full consecutive terms.
Compensation: Expenses & $100 per diem not to exceed $600 annually
Meeting Schedule: Quarterly and as needed
Number of Members: 23
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Department of Vocational Rehabilitation 275 East Main Street – mail drop 2E-K
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502)-564-4440
Fax: (502)-564-6745


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Aguilar, Melissa7/31/20155/20/2018MemberAnderson
Alston, Roberta7/31/20155/20/2018Vice-ChairpersonJefferson
Bazeley, Michelle6/26/20145/20/2017MemberJefferson
Braden, Roger6/26/20145/20/2017Member
Cowan, Lonnie7/31/20155/20/2018Member at-largeFayette
Davis, Matt 7/31/20155/20/2018MemberWarren
Cowan, Joe12/2/20165/20/2019ChairWayne
Jenkins, Dorothy James12/2/20165/20/2019Member, representing vocational rehabilitation counselorsShelby
Dennis, David Wayne12/2/20165/20/2019Member, representing business, industry, and laborAnderson
Fields, Sharon S.12/2/20165/20/2019MemberFranklin
Hazard, Veronica12/2/20165/20/2019MemberWarren
Pettit, Duke12/2/20165/20/2019MemberFayette
Estes, Carol H.12/2/20165/20/2019Member, representing community rehabilitation program service providersGallatin
Knoop, Kelly Anne12/2/20165/20/2019MemberJefferson
Hoskinson, BuddyEx-OfficioFranklin
Levy, Tyler7/31/20155/20/2018MemberJessamine
Lobianco, TonyEx-Officio
Pierce, Russell Scott12/7/20155/20/2018Member
Steinman, Meg6/26/20145/20/2017MemberFayette
Wells, Zella6/26/20145/20/2017MemberJohnson
Webster, Carla T.7/31/20155/20/2018MemberJessamine
Radder, Yayo Sadda12/2/20165/20/2019MemberFayette
Donahue, Philip M.7/31/20155/20/2018MemberHardin
Elliott, Cynthia Elaine12/12/20175/20/2020Member; representing the Client Assistance ProgramFranklin

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