Employment First Council membership completed with two new appointments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Office of Gov. Nathan Deal has announced two appointments to the Employment First Council, completing the 14 member body established by Georgia’s Employment First Act. Signed into law in May, House Bill 831 promotes inclusive, competitive work opportunities for people with disabilities and establishes employment as the first and preferred option for individuals receiving public services who want a career.
The Council, which will hold its inaugural meeting this month, is chaired by Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency’s Executive Director. Its membership is comprised of members of the disability community, a family advocate, an employer, and representatives from state agencies serving people with disabilities.
New appointees are:
Glick is the media and outreach coordinator for the Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia. He sits on the board for the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and is active with the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living’s youth leadership council. Glick earned an associate degree in Education from Daytona State College. He resides in Decatur.
White is a certified peer specialist and a member of Cohort 5 of My Voice. My Participation. My Board. He is active with Stevens Creek Community Church in Martinez and volunteers with local animal shelters. White earned a degree in Business Technology from Augusta Technical College. He lives in Evans.
Dr. Conrado Marion-Landais
David C. Ward
John B. Wells III
State Agency Representatives:
Sean T. Casey, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Tim Evans, Georgia Department of Labor
Eric E. Jacobson, Georgia Counsel of Developmental Disabilities
Paula Poulicek, Georgia Department of Education
Amy R. Reidesel, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Rossany Rios, Technical College System of Georgia
Felita Williams, Board of Regents
About Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
GVRA is the state’s Vocational Rehabilitation organization. It was established through legislative action in 2012 with the goal of helping every Georgian with a disability who wants a career to attain success. The organization incudes five programs: vocational rehabilitation, Roosevelt Warm Springs and Cave Spring Center, Georgia Industries for the Blind, the Business Enterprise Program and Disability Adjudication Services. More information is available at gvs.ga.gov.
Media Relations Contact: Communications@gvs.ga.gov; (404) 922-1303