GVRA Leadership

Shawn Ryan, Executive Director

Shawn Ryan joined Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency as Executive Director on February 18, 2019. He previously served as Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services, which provides state agencies with business services in the areas of state purchasing, risk management, human resources administration, fleet management and surplus property. Mr. Ryan is also a former president of the Georgia Student Finance Commission, which administers the state’s post-secondary scholarship, grant and financial aid programs. He previously served as the director of Georgia’s Integrated Eligibility System, the largest information technology project in state history, and as director of communications for the Georgia Department of Public Health. Mr. Ryan has more than a decade of experience in Washington, D.C., where he worked in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as for the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Heritage Foundation. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont. He and his wife, Jennifer, and their son live in Atlanta and are parishioners at the Cathedral of Christ the King.


Dr. Christine Fleming - Vocational Services Director

​       Lauren Knox - Field Services Director

       ​Dr. Lee Brinkley Bryan - Residential Services Director (Roosevelt Warm Springs and Cave Spring Center)

Teresa Eggleston - Business Enterprise Program Director

Rita McWhorter, JD - Disability Adjudication Services Director

Mike Jackson - Georgia Industries for the Blind Director, Operations

Luis Narimatsu - Georgia Industries for the Blind Director, Services


Administrative Offices

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Deborah McCloud - Office of Business Applications

Robin Folsom - Office of Communications and Marketing

Richard Eskridge - Office of Facilities

Monica Bradshaw - Office of Fiscal Operations

Zain Farooqui - General Counsel

Jennifer Statham - Office of Human Resources

Mike Riley - Office of Information Technology