Florida Governor Rick Scott Appoints Six to Florida Independent Living Council Inc., including Davie Woman
Aug 21, 2012
The Office of Florida Governor Rick Scott issued the following news release today, August 21, 2012 announcing six new appointments to the Florida Independent Living Council Inc.:
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced five appointments and one reappointment to the Florida Independent Living Council Inc.
Vicki P. Ahern, 41, of Davie, is a special education mediator for the Florida Department of Education. She succeeds Peter S. Sachs and is appointed for a term beginning August 21, 2012, and ending June 30, 2015.
Rose Lee M. Archer, 60, of Boca Raton, is a broadcast journalist for Rose Lee Productions Inc. She succeeds Jesus Garcia and is appointed for a term beginning August 21, 2012, and ending June 30, 2014.
Patricia A. Lipovsky, 62, of Daytona Beach, is an independent property manager. She succeeds Douglas E. Hall and is appointed for a term beginning August 21, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013.
John E. Maguire, 65, of Tallahassee, is an operational analyst for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. He succeeds Kevin G. White and is appointed for a term beginning August 21, 2012, and ending June 30, 2015.
Remer “Chip” Wilson, 62, of Jacksonville, is the founder of ADA Consultants of N.E. Florida. He succeeds Denise T. Arnold and is appointed for a term beginning August 21, 2012, and ending June 30, 2014.
John T. Davis, 27, of Perry, is a mentor for persons with disabilities. He is reappointed for a term beginning August 21, 2012, and ending June 30, 2014.
The Florida Independent Living Council is a statewide council established by federal mandate and Florida Statute. It consists of 15 voting members who are appointed by the Governor. Other members include ex-officio representatives of the Division of Vocational Rehab and Blind Services. In compliance with state law, a majority of the voting members are persons with disabilities. Additional representatives are from Centers for Independent Living, advocacy groups, other consumer or independent living organizations and various state agencies that are impacted by Title VII of The Rehabilitation Act.
FILC‘s purpose is to promote independent living opportunities for persons with disabilities throughout the state of Florida. This includes the promotion of a direct service philosophy that is consumer-controlled and directed.
The primary responsibility of the Council is to meet its various legal obligations that are covered in both the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Florida Statutes, Chapter 413, Part II.
These responsibilities include developing a State Plan for Independent Living. FILC accomplishes this in partnership with consumers, other independent living centers and organizations, the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Division of Blind Services.
- That persons with disabilities have an opportunity for input into the development of a state plan for Independent Living Services;
- That the independent living needs of people with disabilities are identified and met; and
- That advocacy on behalf of independent living programs and consumers is initiated and carried out.