State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired


The State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) for the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) consists of statewide representation from business and industry, rehabilitation service providers, consumers of rehabilitation programs, parents of consumers, consumer membership organizations, the state education agency, and disability advocacy groups.

Established in 1980, the Council is charged with reviewing and advising DBVI regarding the performance of their responsibilities relating to the effectiveness of services provided, and functions performed that may affect the ability of individuals with disabilities in achieving employment outcomes. In partnership with DBVI, the Council helps develop and review State goals and priorities and evaluate the effectiveness of the vocational rehabilitation program. Other important functions of the Council include assisting in the preparation of the State Plan and needs assessment, evaluating consumer satisfaction with services and employment outcomes, coordinating activities with the activities of other councils within the State, and preparing and submitting an annual report to the Governor and the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

SRC Annual Report

Member / Affiliation / Location

  •  Linda Goodspeed, Self Employed Business, Rutland
  • Donna Stratton, National Federation of the Blind Executive Board Member, Montpelier
  • Harriet Hall, Vice - Chair, Newport
  • Peggy Howard, Rehab. Program Service Provider, Montpelier
  • Fred Jones, DBVI Director, Ex-Officio, Waterbury
  • Robert Lanoue, Vermont Council of the Blind - Chair, Springfield
  • Sherrie Brunelle, Client Assistance Program (CAP), Burlington
  • Steve Pouliot, VABVI, Ex-Officio Community Rehab, Burlington
  • Thomas Frank, Blind Artisans, Waterbury
  • Christine McCarthy, VABIR, Ex-Officio Community Rehab, Williston
  •  John Spinney, Vermont Agency of Education, Montpelier
  • Sharon Colvin, State Special Services Library, Ex-Officio, Berlin
  • Pam Schirner, Business, Randolph Sheppard Vendors Representative, Burlington
  • Martha Frank, Vermont Family Networks, Williston
  • Rose Lucenti, Department of Labor, Montpelier





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