State Rehabilitation Council

3024 Dupont Circle
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone: (573)-751-3251
Fax: (573)-751-1441

Email: timothy.gaines@vr.dese.mo.gov
Website: http://www.vr.dese.mo.gov/vr/co/VRWebsite.nsf/web/SRC?opendocument

Director: C. Jeanne Loyd, Asst. Commissioner

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: Title 34 Sec. 361.17

Department: Elementary and Secondary Education

Mission: The Missouri State Rehabilitation Council envisions a society that values all of its members equally and provides opportunities so that people are able to meet their needs, fulfill their dreams, and participate in society. Our mission is to assure that persons with disabilities have opportunities to be as productive as possible by advising the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation that services provided to persons with disabilities are of the highest quality, consumer-directed, responsive to consumer choice, effective, individualized, culturally specific, and relevant to labor market trends.

Function: The Missouri State Rehabilitation Council reviews, analyzes, and advises the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation regarding its performance on such issues as eligibility, services provided to consumers, and any other functions affecting persons with disabilities.

SubCommittees: Executive Committee Nominating Committee Planning Committee Finance Committee Impartial Hearing Officer Committee Program Evaluation Committee

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4 meetings

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: 7 to 8 hours; committee meetings, 1 to 5 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 1 to 2 hours

Total time commitment: 3 to 4 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 15

Appointed members: 14

Term length: 3 years; one reappointment allowed

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: the Statewide Independent Living Council; The Missouri Parents Act (MPACT); a client assistance program; a community rehabilitation program; 4 representatives of business, industry, and labor; disability advocate groups; a vocational rehabilitation counselor; a 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; the Assistant Commissioner of Vocational Rehabilitation shall be an ex-officio, nonvoting member of the Council. The client assistance program representative serves at the pleasure of the Governor.

Political Requirements: No

Geographic Requirements: No

Senate Consent Required: No

Members

Mr. Gary Gerard Otten
Business Representative 1
St. Louis
Term begins: Nov 3, 2014
Term expires: Mar 11, 2015

Vacant Slot
Business Representative 2

Mr. Tim Tadlock
Business Representative 3
Gallatin
Term begins: Oct 2, 2012
Term expires: Mar 11, 2014

Mr. Robert M. Hosutt
Business Representative 4
Eureka
Term begins: Nov 3, 2014
Term expires: Mar 11, 2017

Mr. Daniel R Cayou
Client Assistance Program
Columbia
Term begins: Jun 3, 2013
Term expires: Mar 11, 2015

Mrs. Barbara J. Gilpin
Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education Representative
Russellville
Term begins: Jun 22, 2007
Term expires: Mar 11, 2009

Vacant Slot
Disability Advocacy Group Representative

Mr. Joseph Luwangiza Matovu*
Independent Living Council
Kansas Citty
Term begins: Jan 6, 2017
Term expires: Mar 11, 2019

Ms. Judy G. Heard
Member 1
St. Louis
Term begins: Nov 21, 2008
Term expires: Mar 11, 2011

Ms. Aimee L. Wehmeier
Member 2
Columbia
Term begins: Oct 2, 2012
Term expires: Mar 11, 2015

Ms. Mary D. Stodden
Member 3
St. Charles
Term begins: Jun 3, 2013
Term expires: Mar 11, 2016

Ms. Mary Kay Savage
Parent Training & Info Center
Kansas City
Term begins: Oct 2, 2012
Term expires: Mar 11, 2014

Vacant Slot
Public Advocate

Mrs. Lori Michelle Pace
Rehab. Service Provider
Rogersville
Term begins: Nov 3, 2014
Term expires: Mar 11, 2015

Vacant Slot
Service Recipient

Mr. James Ankrom
Vocational Rehab Counselor
Smithville
Term begins: Oct 2, 2012
Term expires: Mar 11, 2015

Vacant Slot
Workforce Investment Board

Vacant Slot
Public Advocate 2