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Florida Rehabilitation Council
Florida Rehabilitation Council logo over an image of sunset at a Florida beach.

Who We Are

Council Members

Andy Houghton, Chair
Represents business, industry and labor.

Hollywood
VR Area 7

Tammy Davis, 1st Vice Chair and Legislative and Public Awareness Committee Chair
Represents business, industry and labor.

Dover
VR Area 4

Delaina Parrish, 2nd Vice Chair
Represents individuals with disabilities.

Titusville
VR Area 3

Dennis Roy
Represents individuals with disabilities.

Orlando
VR Area 3

Darlene Laibl-Crowe
Represents individuals with disabilities.

Palatka
VR Area 2

Victoria Gaitanis
Represents the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Student Education

Tallahassee
VR Area 1

Allison Klein
Represents the Disability Rights Client Assistance Program.

St. Johns
VR Area 2

Lisa Mason
Represents community rehabilitation providers.

Jupiter
VR Area 7

Jose Morales
Represents individuals with disabilities.

Jacksonville
VR Area 2

Matt Motko
Represents community rehabilitation providers.

Palm Harbor
VR Area 4

Christopher Romero
Represents current or former applicants/recipients of VR services.

West Palm Beach
VR Area 7

Matti Wieczorek
Represents current or former applicants/recipients of VR services.

Tampa
VR Area 4

Members are appointed by the governor and the majority of members must be representatives of individuals with disabilities. Each member is unique. Some of the things they have in common are the:

  • Commitment to public service
  • Willingness to learn
  • Commitment to build and sustain relationships
  • Desire to take risks, try new things and to make mistakes
  • Willingness to work
  • Ability to follow through
  • Desire to listen
  • Ability to express a vision
  • Willingness to collaborate with people with different points of view, and
  • Ability to advocate for individuals you represent

Organizational Structure

Executive Committee

  • Conducts Council business in collaboration with the full Council
  • Reviews By-Laws every five years or as needed
  • Promotes and maintains VR/Council relations

Evaluation /Planning Committee

  • Reviews and advises on State Plan
  • Develops feedback for customer satisfaction survey
  • Reviews and advises on draft VR policy changes
  • Develops feedback to the Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment
  • Maintains FRC Accountability Checklist

Legislative/Public Awareness Committee

  • Oversees and provides input on development of Annual Report
  • Coordinates legislative education and advocacy efforts
  • Organizes and promotes public outreach efforts including those with federally mandated partners