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Idaho State Rehabilitation Council

Council Members & Representatives

SRC Chair, Disability Advocacy Group Representative:
Molly Sherpa

IDVR Representatives:
Jane Donnellan
Suzette Whiting
Jacque Truax

Disability Advocacy Group Representatives:
Mike Hauser
Janice Carson

Community Rehabilitation Program Representatives:
Kenna Buckner

Business/Industry & Labor Representatives:
Ron Oberleitner
Lucas Rose
Robert Atkins
Darin Lindig

Idaho’s Native American Tribe Representatives:
Ramona Medicine Horse

Client Assistance Program Representative:
Dina Flores-Brewer

Workforce Development Council Representative:
Dwight Johnson

Parent Training & Information Center Representative:
Sarah Tueller

State Independent Living Council Representative:
Mel Leviton

State Department of Education Representative:
Kendrick Lester

Former Applicant or Recipient Representative

Membership Criteria

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:

Service on the Council provides a unique opportunity to engage in the dialogue on Vocational Rehabilitation services at the state level.

SRC Mission:

Working on behalf of Idahoans with disabilities, the Idaho State Rehabilitation Council endeavors to provide consumers, service providers and others the opportunity to participate in constructive dialogue and public input to continually improve the quality of Vocational Rehabilitation services to residents of Idaho.


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 2018:
Boise – January 17 (Agenda, Minutes)
Boise – April 24 (Agenda, Minutes)
Boise - July 17 (Agenda, Minutes)
Boise – October 25 (Agenda, Minutes)

SRC Meeting Schedule for 2019:
Boise – January 9 (Agenda, Minutes))
Boise – April 11 (Agenda)
Boise - July 10 (Agenda)

If you require alternative formats, material may be available by request ten days prior to the scheduled meeting.

Role of the Idaho State Rehabilitation Council:

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.

State and 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.


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:

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