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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Meeting called to order at 8:45 AM with the pledge of allegiance following roll call.

Council Members Present:  (14)

Bruce Miles, Dan O’Connor, Robert Kelly, Donté Mickens, Sandra Martin, Patricia Lipovsky Sheryl Brown, Leanne Grillot, Lenora Marten, Sylvia Stinson-Perez, Jesus Garcia, Ben Grzesik, Vicky Magliocchino and Robert Doyle, Director. 

Council Members Present via Teleconference: (2) Dwight Sayer, Christopher White

Council Members Absent: (2) Joe Minichiello, Gloria Mills  

Council Staff: (1) Alise Fields

DBS Staff Present: Lynn Ritter, Tom Austin, Sandra Brown, Nancy Brown, Bryan Michaels, Juan Carlos Diaz, Michelle Levy, Tracey Bradley, April Ogden, Ana Saint-Fort, Jim Woolyhand, Phyllis Heath, Janet Alterman, Margaret McCloskey, Bertha Hyche, Michelle Sampson.

Attendees: (2)

Paul Edwards, Becki Forsell (FRC)

A motion to adopt the agenda was made.

A motion to make an amendment to change the agenda for October 24 to adopt April minutes should be changed to say adopt July minutes was made and seconded. Motion passed.

A motion to adopt the agenda with the amendment was made and seconded. Motion passed.

Director’s Report

Robert Doyle presented the following:           


Employer Recognition

Jim Woolyhand, DA recognized The Center for the Visually Impaired as the recipient of the Employer’s Award. The Center for the Visually Impaired provides training for District 5 clients.

A group photo was taken of Bruce Miles, Robert Doyle, Jim Woolyhand, and Ronee Silverma

VR Goals Update

Wayne Jennings provided the Council with his report and data as part of the meeting materials. Lynn Ritter provided the Council with an overview of the report and data compiled prior to the meeting.  


FILC Meeting Report

Patricia Lipovsky provided the following information:

Jesus Garcia provided the following information:


Morning Break

WIOA Update

Ben Grzesik reported the following:

Robert Doyle reported the following:


Lunch Break

Meeting resumed at 2:15 PM

Center for the Visually Impaired

Ronee Silverman, President/CEO of the Center for the Visually Impaired provided the Council with a copy of her report.

Approximately 25% of the staff are blind or visually impaired.

Comments/ Questions

District Administrator’s Report

Jim Woolyhand, DA provided the Council with the following report: Attached
District 5 is comprised of a main office in Daytona and a satellite office in Brevard County. The District serves 4 counties: Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and Brevard Counties.

The district participated in quarterly marketing and outreach campaigns to increase referrals as well as reach underserved populations in rural areas.  They focused on marketing to eye physicians, hospitals/clinics/medical centers, schools, churches, and other social/community programs.  District 7 has seen an increase in referrals in most of the counties. 

The district collaborates with two CRP’s. 


Robert Doyle presented Jim Woolyhand with a Recognition Award for Jack Giordano for achieving the highest number of successful client closures in the state of Florida in 2014.

Afternoon Break

Meeting resumed at 3:00 PM

Rehab Center Program Updates

Ed Hudson, Bureau Chief of the Rehabilitation Center in Daytona, reported the following:

Comments/ Questions

Lighthouse Works

Lee Nasehi, President/CEO of the Lighthouse Works reported the following:


FRC Update

Becki Forsell reported the following:

Meeting adjourned at 5:15 PM.

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