07-17-2017

Bevin makes appointments to Kentucky council

Kentucky Press News Service

Carrie Blackham, Sharon Kay Fields, Deanna Sokacz, Zella Faye Wells, Michelle Bazeley, and Dorothy James Jenkins have been appointed to the Statewide Advisory Council for Vocational Rehabilitation, according to a state news release.

Carrie Blackham, of Whitesville, is the chief executive officer for Wendell Foster’s Campus for Developmental Disabilities. She will represent community rehab providers and serve for a term expiring May 20, 2020.

Sharon Kay Fields, of Salyersville, is a retired nurse. She will represent individuals with disabilities and serve for a term expiring May 20, 2020.

Deanna Sokacz, of Louisville, is a fiscal assistant for the Center for Accessible Living. She will represent disability advocacy groups and serve for a term expiring May 20, 2020.

Zella Faye Wells, of Paintsville, is retired from her position as assistant superintendent for Johnson County Schools. She will represent individuals with severe disabilities and serve for a term expiring May 20, 2020.

Michelle Bazeley, of Louisville, is an independent contractor for DDS University Corridor. She will represent community rehab programs and serve for a term expiring May 20, 2020
Dorothy James Jenkins, of Shelbyville, is a vocational rehabilitation counselor. She will represent vocational rehabilitation and serve for a term expiring May 20, 2020.

The Statewide Advisory Council of Vocational Rehabilitation reviews, analyzes, and advises the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation on setting standards and the ability to assist Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve suitable employment and independence.