GVRA Leadership

Sean T. Casey, Executive Director

Sean T. Casey assumed the role of Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) Executive Director in October 2016.  He leads the organization in its mission to serve individuals with disabilities on the path to career success and greater independence. 

An experienced public servant committed to all Georgians, Sean previously held a role as the Department of Administrative Service’s Assistant Commissioner of Government Affairs. He has also served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Revenue and worked in Governor Nathan Deal’s Office and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget.

Sean's service on behalf of the organization extends back to 2012, when he led a team that worked to pass legislation creating GVRA.  He remains committed to innovative strategies to maximize work opportunities for people with disabilities.  Sean's philosophy is that the client is always first, followed a close second by the counselors and other field staff who serve them.

He and his wife live in the Atlanta metro area with their two children. 

Kevin Harris- Deputy Executive Director

Kevin Harris has been with the agency since shortly after its inception in 2012, most recently serving as the Chief External Affairs Officer. Under Kevin’s leadership, the organization has expanded the services it offers, established strong legislative and board relationships and strategic marketing and communications plans to strengthen statewide outreach. Prior to coming on board with GVRA, Kevin served as the Georgia Political Director for a U.S. presidential campaign, as Executive Director of the Georgia Republican Party and as the Political Director for Governor Nathan Deal’s first gubernatorial campaign. He also spent 17 years teaching at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, GA.

Kevin has both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Georgia and an Associate’s Degree from Young Harris College. He lives with his wife Melanie and their two children—Grant and Jordan—in Blue Ridge.   


(Vacant ) - Vocational Services Director (Dr. Lee Brinkley Bryan - Interim )

Lauren Knox - Vocational Rehabilitation Director

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

Charlie Garrett - 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

Minerva Nixon - Office of Fiscal Services

Elizabeth de Janes, JD - Office of the General Counsel

Marya Calhoun - Office of Human Resources

Mike Riley - Office of Information Technology

Rajaunnda Gandy - Office of Strategy and Innovation