Council Membership Information


  • At least one representative of the Statewide Independent Living Council who may be the chairperson or other designee of the Council;
  • At least one representative of a parent training and information center established under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act;
  • At least one representative of the Client Assistance Program;
  • At least one representative of community rehabilitation program service providers;
  • Four representatives of business, industry, and labor;
  • Representatives of disability advocacy groups representing a cross section of individuals with physical, cognitive, sensory, and mental disabilities; and parents, family members, guardians, advo​​​​cates, or authorized representatives of individuals with disabilities who have difficulty in representing themselves or are unable due to their disabilities to represent themselves;
  • Current or former applicants for, or recipients of, vocational rehabilitation services;
  • At least one representative of the state educational agency responsible for the public education of students with disabilities;
  • At least one representative from the state Workforce Investment Board; and
  • Director of the designated State unit who shall service as an ex officio, nonvoting member.
  • The Governor appoints members of the Council for three-year terms. The Governor selects members after soliciting recommendations from representatives of organizations representing a broad range of individuals with disabilities and organizations interested in individuals with disabilities.
Interested individuals should contact Brooke McDaniel​ at (800) 372-7172.  You may also send an email to WFD.VOCREHAB@ky​.gov​ for questions.

Council Members

David Allgood, Chair
Joe Cowan, Vice-Chair
Todd Stephens, Member-At-Large
Matt Davis
Phillip Donahue
Jeffery Edwards
Susan Farra
Cathy Jackson
Kelly Knoop
Tyler Levy
Amy Luttrell
Carla Ruschival
Kellie Smith
Teresa Thomas
Chris White
Necholyia Wright
Lynn Florence
Cora McNabb ​


A majority of Council members shall be persons who are:
Individuals with disabilities described in the Rehabilitation Act; and
Not employed by the designated State unit.

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Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Central Office
Mayo-Underwood Building
500 Mero Street 4th Floor NE
Frankfort, KY 40601
800-372-7172 (V/TTY)

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