I am the ADA Coordinator for the Oklahoma Dept. of Rehabilitation Services, a vocational rehabilitation agency whose purpose is to assist individuals with disabilities to prepare for, find, and maintain employment opportunities. I completed the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program developed by the Great Plains ADA Center in 2013 and was selected to be the ADA Coordinator in 2015.
I have worked for DRS for 24 years. I worked for 12 years in a program which served individuals who are blind or visually impaired. One of my positions in with Visual Services was to develop and administer a small business management training program for legally blind individuals.
I later moved into a training position in the DRS Human Resource Development unit. During this time I became involved with the ADA National Network's Train-the-Trainer initiative. Through that initiative I became a member of the National Network of ADA Trainers and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center's Leadership Network.
One of my many responsibilities as an ADA Coordinator is to conduct accessibility evaluations when necessary or requested to do so. I continually strive to be a resource for agencies, organizations, businesses, and individuals for providing information, training, and recommendations on how to ensure individuals with disabilities can become fully integrated into their communities.