Council Membership Information

​ Council Composition:

  • One (1) representative of the Statewide Independent Living Council who may be the chairperson or other designee of the Council;
  • One (1) representative of a parent training and information center established under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act;
  • One (1) representative of the Client Assistance Program;
  • One (1) representative of community rehabilitation program service providers;
  • Four (4) 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;
  • One (1) current or former applicants for, or recipients of, vocational rehabilitation services;
  • One (1) representative of the state educational agency responsible for the public education of students with disabilities;
  • One (1) representative from the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board;
  • One (1) representative from the Kentucky Council for the Blind;
  • One (1) representative from the National Federation of the Blind from Kentucky;
  • One (1) representative from the Bluegrass Council of the Blind;
  • One (1) representative from the State Committee of Blind Vendors;
  • One (1) qualified vocational rehabilitation counselor with knowledge of and experience with vocational rehabilitation programs who serves as an ex officio, nonvoting  member of the council if employed by the designated state agency; and
  • Director of the designated State unit who shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member.

Council Members

Joe Cowan, Chair
David Allgood, Vice-Chair
Todd Stephens, Member-At-Large
Cora McNabb, Executive Director of OVR
Tyler Levy
Necholyia Wright
Christopher White
Matthew Davis
Riki Danielle Burton
Kelly Knoop
Amy Luttrell
Susan Farra
Kellie Smith
Lynn Florence
Kelly Bass
Jeffery Edwards
Briana Sweatt
Mary Terlau
Benjamin Henderson


A majority of the Council members must be individuals with disabilities who meet the requirements of §361.5(c)(28) and are not employed by the designated State unit.

Interested individuals should contact Brooke McDaniel​ at (800) 372-7172.  You may also send a​n email to WFD.VOCREHAB@ky​.gov​ for questions.

Additional Resources


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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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