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Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Commission on the

Authority: KRS 163.506
Status: Active
Term: 3 years
Description: The Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing advises the Governor and the General Assembly on policies and programs that will enhance the quality and coordination of services for the deaf and hard of hearing
Composition: 7 members appointed by the Governor: 1 audiologist from a list of 3 submitted by the KY Speech and Hearing Assoc.; 3 hearing impaired or deaf persons from a list of 6 submitted by the KY Assoc. of the Deaf; 1deaf or hearing impaired person from a list of 3 submitted by the KY Chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Assoc. for the Deaf; 1 hearing impaired or deaf person from a list of 3 submitted by KY members of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People; and 1 deaf, late-deafened, or hearing impaired person from list of 3 submitted by American Assoc. of Retired Persons. 1 rep of CHFS appointed by the Sec of CHFS. Sec. of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet or their designee. President of the KY Assoc. for the Deaf or their designee. President of the KY Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf or his designee. 3 persons appointed by the Commission on the Deaf & Hard of Hearing as follows: 1 parent of a hearing impaired child; 1 rep of a public or private organization providing consistent services to the deaf and hearing impaired; and 1 member at-large.
Compensation: Expenses
Meeting Schedule: Quarterly
Number of Members: 14
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
Address:
          632 Versailles Road
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Website: www.kcdhh.ky.gov
Phone: (502) 573-2604
Fax: (502) 573-3594

Members

NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Bowen, Bryan7/1/2016Member; Service provider representativeMadison
Hatzel, AmyMember; KY Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf representativeBoyd
Kiser, Joy8/13/20157/14/2018Member; Alexander Graham Bell Assoc. representativeFranklin
Niehaus, MichelleEx-officio; Coordinator, Division of Mental Health, CHFS rep
O'Mary, Holly8/23/20137/1/2016Member; KY Assoc. of the Deaf representativeJefferson
Ryan, Edie6/30/2018Member at-largeMcCracken
Heiner, Secretary Hal12/8/2015Ex-officio
Evans, Thomas Charles3/14/20177/1/2019MemberMadison
Perry, Nancy Jane3/29/20177/1/2019Member; KY Assoc. of the Deaf RepresentativeSimpson
Taylor, Jeannie Marie3/29/20177/1/2019Member; Hearing Loss Assoc. of America representativeWarren
McPheeters, Kenya1/3/201810/1/2020Member; Representing certified practicing interpretersJefferson
Leith, Julianna1/3/201810/1/2021Member; Representing certified deaf interpretersKenton
Sanchez, Kelli1/3/201810/1/2021Member; representing certified practicing interpretersJefferson
Harris, Barbie Duncan2/6/20187/1/2020Member; KY Assoc. of the Deaf representativeBoyle
Runyon, James Edward2/6/20187/1/2020Member; Representing the American Association of Retired PersonsPike
Gordon-Brown, Geraldine6/25/20187/1/2021Member; KY Assoc. of the Deaf representativeJefferson

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