Martin, Perdue reappointed to GVRS Board
Atlanta - Gov. Brian P. Kemp has announced the reappointment of two Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services (GVRS) Board members. Dr. Vincent Martin will begin his third term, and Faye Perdue, who is also the Board's Vice Chair, will begin her second term. The GVRS Board, which was legislatively established in 2012, has nine members who provide operational guidance and oversight to the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) and its five programs.
Board Chair Tom Wilson expressed appreciation today for Martin's and Perdue's ongoing commitment to GVRA.
"We thank the Governor for recognizing the immense value Vince and Faye bring to the Board. In addition to dedicating their professional careers to Georgians with disabilities, both have spent countless hours of their own time to improve opportunities for others," Wilson said. "I look forward to what we can accomplish together as GVRA continues its efforts to improve outcomes, processes and customer service."
Read biographies for Martin and Perdue below.
Dr. Vincent Martin
Martin works as a Senior Accessibility Engineer for Regions Bank. He currently serves as vice president of the Georgia Radio Reading Service Board of Directors. Martin is also a record-holding, retired U.S. Paralympic athlete and the first blind graduate of both Southern Polytechnic State University and Georgia Tech. He holds seven degrees including Economics, Systems and Industrial Engineering, Textile Engineering, Decision Sciences, Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, and Psychology. He resides in the metropolitan Atlanta area in historic College Park.
Perdue is an insurance agent for State Farm. She was previously a senior vocational rehabilitation counselor for the Independent Living Skills Training Program at Roosevelt Warm Springs and a senior disability adjudicator. Perdue is secretary of the Three Rivers Regional Commission, a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Meriwether County and a member and former chairperson of the Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce. She is also a graduate of Leadership Meriwether. Perdue earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Guidance Counseling from the University of West Georgia. She and her husband, Chip, who live in Gay, have two children and are the proud grandparents of four grandsons.
GVRA is the state’s Vocational Rehabilitation organization. Established through legislative action in 2012, its goal is to help every Georgian with a disability seeking independence and employment to attain success in community settings. 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.