State Rehabilitation Council

The purpose of the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) is to work with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS or VR) to expand vocational rehabilitation services. The council allows customers and stakeholders of vocational rehabilitation services to influence the policies and direction of the VR at the highest administrative level.

Members are selected from organizations representing individuals with disabilities and organizations interested in individuals with disabilities. Each member is appointed by the Governor, the President Pro-Tem of the Senate and the Speaker of the House to serve a three-year term.

Council Members



Baldwin Keith Renner, Chair

Elizabeth City


Laurie Ray, Vice Chair


State Education Agency (IDEA)

Margaret Ackley


Regional Rehabilitation Centers

Stephen “Mark” Baker


Disability Advocacy Groups

Quintin Boston


Non-DVRS Rehabilitation Counselors

Doreen Byrd  Davidson Parent Training and Information Centers

Wayne Giese


Disability Advocacy Groups

Robert Gilmore


NCDVRS Consumers

Cindy Harrell

Elm City

Business and Industry Sector

Celeste Hunt (Pending)

Maxton Director of Projects under Section 121

John Marens


Client Assistance Program

Tara Myers


Division Director, NCDVRS Ex-Officio Member



Business and Industry Sector



North Carolina Chamber of Commerce



Department of Commerce, Workforce Solutions



Providers of Community Rehabilitation Programs

NCSRC Subcommittees

Executive Committee
The primary purpose of the executive committee is to:

  • Set the overall direction for the council.
  • Address the mandated functions of the SRC.
  • Assure that SRC members are familiar with their roles and responsibilities.
  • Guide the DVRS with the development of the state plan.
  • Develop a comprehensive needs assessment.


Consumer Input and Public Outreach Committee
The primary purpose of the Consumer Input and Public Outreach Committee is to:

  • Get feedback from consumers and other stakeholders to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services.
  • Get feedback from consumers and other stakeholders to evaluate the effectiveness of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other public and private agencies.


Policy, Procedure and Plan Review Committee
The primary purpose of the Policy and Rules Committee is to:

  • Review division policy and rules subject to the Administrative Procedures Act.
  • Use public feedback to make recommendations to the division concerning policy changes.

Contact the SRC Chairperson

Contact Information

Kim Schmidt, NCSRC Liaison
Phone: 919-855-3533

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