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Gov. Perry Appoints Five to Rehabilitation Council of Texas

Thursday, June 14, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed five members to the Rehabilitation Council of Texas. The council partners with the Texas Department of Rehabilitation Services (DARS) divisions of Rehabilitation Services and Blind Services to advocate for people with disabilities during the vocational rehabilitation process.

Rana Anderson of Snyder is a curriculum specialist and former regional coordinator at Partners Resource Network. She is past executive secretary of the Scurry County United Way and a past member of the Snyder Future Farmers of America Booster Club. Anderson attended Western Texas College. She is appointed for a term to expire Oct. 29, 2012.

James Hanophy of Hurst is a certified rehabilitation counselor and assistant commissioner of Rehabilitation Services at DARS. He is president of the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation, a board member of the City of Hurst Mobility Impaired Transit System Advisory Board, and past executive director of the North Texas Special Needs Assistance Partnership. Hanophy received a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from West Virginia University. He will serve as an ex-officio member of the council for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor.

Barbara J. Madrigal of Austin is assistant commissioner of blind services at DARS. She is past president of the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind, past executive committee member of the Council of State Administrators for Vocational Rehabilitation, and a volunteer with Animal Trustees of Austin. Madrigal received a bachelor's degree from Trinity University and a master's degree in human services management from St. Edwards University. She will serve as an ex-officio member of the council for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor.

Robert McNeely of Kyle is a retired business owner. He is a past member of the American Electronics Association and past volunteer for the Travis County Sheriff's Office. McNeely received a bachelor's degree from North Texas State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Texas State University. He is appointed for a term to expire Oct. 29, 2013.

Thelma Scott of Houston is founder of the Barbara Jordan Endeavors Corp. She is a member of the Texas Rehab Action Network, an education committee member for the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Houston Chapter of the AT&T Community Network, AT&T Diversity Council, AT&T Pioneer Club, AT&T Disability Committee, and Women of AT&T Inc. She is also a volunteer for the John S. Dunn Outreach Center, and the Lakewood Church Feed the Families Food Bank, Hospital Ministry and Outreach Mission Ministry. She is also a past commission member of the Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities. Scott received an associate degree from Lone Star College-North Harris. She is appointed for a term to expire Oct. 29, 2014.

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