Council Members & Representatives
Disability Advocacy Group Representative – Mike Hauser
Council Vice Chair:
Disability Advocacy Group Representative – Janice Carson
Disability Advocacy Group Representatives:
David “Max” Maxwell
Former Applicant or Recipient Representative:
Danielle “DR” Reff
Community Rehabilitation Program Representative:
Client Assistance Program Representative:
Business/Industry & Labor Representatives:
Idaho’s Native American Tribe Representatives:
Ramona Medicine Horse
Parent Training & Information Center Representative:
State Independent Living Council Representative:
State Department of Education Representative:
Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Representatives:
Ex-Officio: Jane Donnellan, Administrator
Ex-Officio: David White, Assistant Regional Manager/VR Counselor
Workforce Development Council Representative:
The Council involves itself in various surveys and needs assessments. Some of these efforts are accomplished independently, and others collaboratively with IDVR. Some Council interests parallel Vocational Rehabilitation’s program evaluation activities, so joint research efforts are conducted. Employer attitudes, client satisfaction and staff perceptions of IDVR are a few of the inquiries that have been conducted.
If you wish to comment to us in writing, our address is:
Idaho State Rehabilitation Council
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0096
You may also call us at: (208) 287-6443 or by email at: Baxter.Andrews@vr.idaho.gov.
The Council convenes publicly at least four times a year in such places as it determines to be suitable to conduct Council business and conduct such forums or hearings as the Council considers appropriate.
The meetings, hearings and forums shall be publicly announced.
The meetings shall be open and accessible to the general public unless there is a valid reason for an executive session.
SRC Meeting Schedule for 2020:
Boise – January 17 (Agenda, Minutes)
Boise – April 24 (Agenda, Minutes)
Boise – July 17 (Agenda, Minutes)
Boise – October 25 (Agenda, Minutes)
Role of the Idaho SRC
The Idaho State Rehabilitation Council monitors the policies and practices of the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR).
The Council can make recommendations to IDVR about eligibility, the scope and effectiveness of services provided and functions performed that affect the ability of individuals with disabilities to achieve rehabilitation goals.
The Council prepares and submits an annual report on the status of Vocational Rehabilitation programs in Idaho, and makes that report available to the public.
Council members are volunteers appointed by the State Board of Education for three year terms. The Council is comprised of representatives from the following groups:
- Workforce Development Council
- Special Education, Department of Education
- Current or former recipients of services from IDVR
- Business, Industry and Labor
- Disability Advocacy Groups
- Community Rehabilitation Programs
- The Client Assistance Program
- Idaho Parents Unlimited
- Rehabilitation Counselors
- Native American Representative
- The Administrator of IDVR is an ex-officio member
The majority of Council members are individuals with disabilities, and diversity is valued. Nominations are accepted at any time; please email IDVR for more information at: Baxter.Andrews@vr.idaho.gov.
Service on the Council provides a unique opportunity to engage in the dialogue on Vocational Rehabilitation services at the state level.
State & Strategic Plans
The Council participates in disseminating IDVR’s draft State and Strategic Plans and soliciting comments on those plans. The Council prepares written recommendations for the Plans and coordinates with IDVR during the planning process.