Descriptions of GVRA Administrative Offices

Office of Business Applications (OBA) – Deborah McCloud

This Office provides technical support for Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency’s (GVRA) programs and other Administrative Offices, supporting case management and providing training for staff who serve clients on the front lines.  In 2018, the Business Applications team is upgrading its current case management application; the new application will help GVRA be more responsive and follow trends in client services.

Contact: Businessapplications@gvs.ga.gov (System7)
Reportingteam@gvs.ga.gov (Report and Data Requests)
AwareQuestions@gvs.ga.gov (Aware)

 

Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM) – Robin Folsom

This Office is responsible for all internal and external communications on behalf of Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), including media relations.  Part of communicating information involves management of GVRA’s website and social media pages. Additionally, this is the public relations arm of GVRA, developing strategic marketing plans and advertising campaigns intending to share information about services available to clients, businesses and other stakeholders.  The OCM also is responsible for the correct usage of GVRA’s logo.

Contact: Communications@gvs.ga.gov

 

Office of External Affairs (OEA) – Katie Womick

The Office of External Affairs represents GVRA at the State Capitol, working with legislators, the Governor’s Office, and other agencies to support GVRA’s mission and our clients. The OEA also provides support to the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services (GVRS) Board, appointed by the Governor to guide the agency, and assists with logistics for the Board’s meetings. Staff represent GVRA statewide at disability community and other outreach events, staffing information tables and giving presentations to community partners.

Contact: Katie Womick, Katie.Womick@gvs.ga.gov

 

Office of Facilities (OF) – Richard Eskidge

This Office oversees and maintains owned and leased properties, including buildings and the vehicle fleet.  In addition, staff assist fellow employees with access to properties, helping them obtain identification badges and parking access.

 

Office of Fiscal Services (OFS) - Minerva Nixon

The Office of Fiscal Services has both internal and external customers.  Staff process payroll, oversee the budget and manage procurement, among other responsibilities.  The OFS also ensures federal, state and local compliance in administration of all funds.

 

Office of the General Counsel (OGC) – Elizabeth de Janes

This Office provides legal support at the agency level, to core programs and to the nine agency administrative offices. Services include open records requests, subpoenas, bankruptcies, garnishments, trademark searches, research, review of complex contracts, negotiations, customer complaints and investigations.  Privacy issues, immigration, bonds, contracts, policy, safety and procurement all fall within the realm of the General Counsel.   


Contact:  Elizabeth de Janes, (404) 232-1818

 

Office of Human Resources (OHR) - Marya Calhoun

This Office administers employee benefits, including leaves of absences and workers compensation, performance management and the maintenance of employee records.  Under employee relations, issues surrounding progressive discipline and internal investigations are handled and ADA accommodations requests are evaluated.  Additionally, talent acquisition is the process through which qualified candidates are identified to ensure Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) recruits and retains the best possible team. Once hired, OHR offers ongoing employee engagement programs and professional development in relevant fields via its training and development unit, which coordinates appropriate learning opportunities and administers learning credits.

Contact: hr@gvs.ga.gov or (404) 232-1769

Office of Information Technology (OIT) –  Mike Riley

 This Office is responsible for the technical infrastructure of Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), including management of GVRA’s domain and email.  Additionally, the IT team supports the hardware and software needs of all staff, including installation, special requests, orders and trouble shooting. 

Contact: myhelpdesk@gvs.ga.gov

 

Office of Strategy and Innovation (OSI) – Rajaunnda Gandy

This Office supports the programs and other Offices by developing the annual Strategic Plan and helping set benchmarks to monitor performance.  The team provides support functions with a Grants Manager, Strategy Manager and Program Evaluator.  Its goal is to ensure overall alignment of all functions with GVRA’s mission. The Business Enterprise Program also operates under the guidance of the Office of Strategy and Innovation.