​​​The membership of each committee shall be selected by the Chairperson. The Chairperson of the SCVR shall not serve as a committee Chairperson, except for the Executive Committee, while serving as Council Chairperson. The committees shall meet preceding each regular meeting of the SCVR.​

Executive Committee 

The Executive Committee acts as an advisor to the Chairperson and approves appointments of standing committees and special committees. It has general supervision responsibilities for the Council and conducts the affairs of the Council between meetings. This Committee reports at each meeting of the Council on any actions it has taken between meetings.

  • David Allgood
  • Todd Stephens 
  • Joe Cowan 
  • Matt Davis
  • Tyler Levy 
  • Carla Ruschival 

Public Awareness and Legislative Committee 

The Public Awareness and Advocacy Committee discusses issues on advocacy, education and communication in advancement of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation's mission.  This committee is also responsible for the Council's Annual Report. This committee also gives out two awards annually.

  • Tyler Levy – Chair
  • David Allgood
  • Kellie Smith
  • Todd Stephens
  • Chris White

Blind Services Committee

The Blind Services Committee discusses topics related service to consumers who are blind and visually impaired. After the 2018 merger of the two agencies, OVR and the Office of the Blind, this committee was formed to ensure that the expertise of those staff serving individuals who are blind and visually impaired is insured and maintained.

  • Carla Ruschival – Chair 
  • Cathy Jackson- Co Chair 
  • Theresa Thomas 

Policy and Planning Committee 

The Policy and Planning Committee reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations on relevant policies of Vocational Rehabilitation. The committee works on the strategic plan, the state plan, and amendments to the plans, eligibility and other components of the program.

  • Nicky Wright- Chair 
  • Susan Farra
  • Theresa Thomas 
  • Kelley Knoop 
  • Lynn Florence 

Nominating and Bylaws Committee 

The Nominating and Bylaws Committee receives and considers modifications to SCVR Bylaws and presents them to the full SCVR membership for approval or revision. This committee will also inform members of expiring terms and submit nominations for officer positions.

  • Carla Ruschival- Chair 
  • Tyler Levy- Co Chair 
  • Todd Stephens
  • Joe Cowan 
  • Chris White

Consumer Services and Evaluation Committee 

The Consumer Services and Program Evaluation Committee works to monitor the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation’s effectiveness in assisting people with disabilities to maximize independence and economic security in their communities. Among other task the committee oversees the Council’s Consumer Satisfaction Survey and Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment.

  • Matt Davis- Chair 
  • Cathy Jackson
  • David Allgood
  • Phil Donahue​