State Rehabilitation Advisory Council for the Blind

615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-526-0690
Fax: (573)-751-4984

Email: Cindy.Bitterman@dss.mo.gov
Website: http://www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/rsb/

Director: Mark Laird

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: Executive Order 93-01

Department: Social Services

Mission:

Function: The State Rehabilitation Advisory Council for the Blind gives advice and recommendations to Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, a section of the Division of Family Services on all matters pertaining to services available to blind and visually impaired Missourians.

SubCommittees: Program/Policy Committee Planning Committee Evaluation Committee Children's Education Ad Hoc Committee

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4 meetings; committee meetings as needed

Location of meetings: varying locations

Duration of meetings: 1 day

Preparation time for meetings: 4 to 8 hours

Total time commitment: 6 to 8 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 17

Appointed members: 16

Term length: 3 years; 1 reappointment allowed

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: Members must represent the Statewide Independent Living Council; The Missouri Parents Act (MPACT); client assistance program; a community rehabilitation program; 4 representatives of business, industry, and labor; disability advocate groups; a vocational rehabilitation counselor; current or former applicant/recipient of vocational rehabilitation services; a representative from the State Education Agency responsible for the individuals with Disabilities Education Act; a representative of the State Workforce Investment Board; a majority of the members must be persons with disabilities. The Deputy Director of Rehabilitation services for the Blind shall be an ex-officio, nonvoting member of the Council.

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: No

Members

Mrs. Donna K Borgmeyer*
Blind Individual with Multiple Disabilities 1
Jefferson City
Term begins: Dec 21, 2011
Term expires: Aug 21, 2014

Mr. Gene H. Fleeman
Business, Industry, Labor 1
Dixon
Term begins: Dec 21, 2011
Term expires: Aug 21, 2013

Dr. Paul M Ajuwon
Business, Industry, Labor 2
Springfield
Term begins: Dec 21, 2011
Term expires: Aug 21, 2012

Vacant Slot
Business, Industry, Labor 3

Mr. John W. Thompson
Business, Industry, Labor 4
Wildwood
Term begins: Dec 21, 2011
Term expires: Aug 21, 2014

Ms. Betty K. Farley
Client Assistant Program
Jefferson City
Term begins: Dec 21, 2011
Term expires: Aug 21, 2013

Mr. Clay C. Berry
Community Rehabilitation Program 1
Liberty
Term begins: Feb 22, 2012
Term expires: Aug 21, 2012

Mr. Mark Laird
Director/Ex Officio Member
Jefferson City

Mrs. Sheila B. Wright
Disability Advocacy Groups 1
Kansas City
Term begins: Dec 21, 2011
Term expires: Aug 21, 2014

Vacant Slot
Disability Advocacy Groups 2

Vacant Slot
Independent Living Council

Ms. Mary Kay Savage
Parent Training/Info Center
Kansas City
Term begins: Mar 14, 2011
Term expires: Aug 21, 2014

Ms. Patricia L. Yokum
State Educational Agency 1
St Louis
Term begins: Aug 21, 2011
Term expires: Aug 21, 2013

Mr. Brady E. Clevenger
Vocational Rehab Counselor
Republic
Term begins: Dec 21, 2011
Term expires: Aug 21, 2012

Vacant Slot
VR Applicants/Recipients 1

Vacant Slot
VR Applicants/Recipients 2

Ms. Nia V. Ray
Workforce Investment Board 1
Jefferson City
Term begins: Dec 21, 2011
Term expires: Aug 21, 2014