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Advocacy, Support, and Rehabilitation Programs
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Advocacy, Support, and Rehabilitation Programs

Federal Programs

I. Office of Special Education Programs

Melody Musgrove, Director
Ruth Ryder, Deputy Director

A. Program Support Services Group

Bill Wolf, Director

B. Monitoring & State Improvement Planning Division

Gregg Corr, Director

Team A
Al Jones, Associate Division Director

Team B
Judy Gregorian, Associate Division Director

Team C
Alma McPherson, Associate Division Director

Team D
Larry Ringer, Associate Division Director

C. Research to Practice Division

Larry Wexler, Division Director

Early Childhood Team
Gail Houle, Associate Division Director

Elementary & Middle School
Ingrid Oxaal, Associate Division Director

Marlene Simon-Burroughs, Associate Division Director

National Initiatives Team
David Egnor, Associate Division Director

II. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

John Tschida, Director
Kristi Wilson-Hill, Deputy Director
Mailing address:
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
U.S. Department of Education
Potomac Center Building
550 12th Street, S.W., Rm 6029
Washington, DC 20202-2700
Voice: 202-245-7338
Fax: 202-245-7323

A. Research Sciences Division

Ruth Brannon, Director
Voice/TTY: 202-245-7468
Fax: 202-245-7323

B. Program, Budget and Evaluation Division

Tim Muzzio, Director
Voice/TTY: 202-245-7468
Fax: 202-245-7323

III. Rehabilitation Services Administration

Janet LaBreck, Commissioner
Edward Anthony, Deputy Commissioner
400 Maryland Ave, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-2800
Phone: 202-245-7488
Potomac Center Plaza, 5157

A. Program Support Staff (PSS)

Mary Lovley, Director

B. State Monitoring and Program Improvement Division (SMPID)

Sue Rankin-White, Director

  • Data Collection and Analysis Unit
    Joe Pepin, Chief

  • Fiscal Unit
    David Steele, Chief

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Program Unit
    Carol Dobak, Chief

  • Independent Living Unit
    Timothy Beatty, Chief

  • Technical Assistance Unit
    Suzanne Mitchell, Chief

C. Training and Service Programs Division (TSPD)

Tom Finch, Director
Potomac Center Plaza, 5013
202-245-7533 [End Page 209]

  • Training Programs Unit
    Roseann Ashby, Chief
    Potomac Center Plaza, 5052

  • Service Programs Unit
    Mark Snyderman, Chief
    Potomac Center Plaza, 5059 [End Page 210]

State Vocational Rehabilitation Offices


Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Blind & Deaf Svcs
602 S. Lawrence Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Voice: 334-293-7128
Videophone: 334-239-3778
Fax: 334-293-7304
Email: bedarius.bell@rehab.alabama.gov
Coordinator of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services: Bedarius Bell, Jr.


Div of Voc Rehab
4600 Debarr Road, Suite 300
Anchorage, AK 99508
Voice: 907-269-0737
TTY: 907-269-2061
Videophone: 907-268-4306
Fax: 907-269-2056
Email: mahala.slone@alaska.gov
Statewide Coordinator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Mahala Slone, MS, CRC


Voc Rehab
3829 N 3rd Street, #303
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Voice: 602-266-4434
TTY: 602-266-6716
Fax: 602-230-7554
Unit Sup LOM: Fernando Cabral


Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Arkansas Dept of Career Education
525 W. Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
Voice: 501-296-1616
TTY: 501-296-1669
Toll-Free: 800-330-0632
Fax: 501-296-1604
Web: www.ARSinfo.org
Commissioner: Robert P. Trevino, MPA


CA Dept of Rehab
Deaf and HH Svcs
721 Capitol Mall, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Voice: 916-558-5670
TTY: 916-558-5673
Videophone: 916-514-5666
Fax: 916-558-5672
Email: dhhs@dor.ca.gov
Web: www.dor.ca.gov
Program Manager: Elena Gomez, MS


Dept of Rehabilitation Services
Bureau of Rehab Svcs
25 Sigourney Street
11th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106-5033
Voice: 860-920 -7163
TTY: 860-424-4839
Videophone: 860-920-7163
Toll-Free: 800-537-2549
Fax: 860-424-4850
Email: heidi.forrest@ct.gov
Web: www.brs.state.ct.us
State Coordinator for the Deaf Heidi A. Forrest, msw: Amy L. Porter, Ph.D.


Department on Disability Services
Rehabilitation Services Administration
1125 15th Street, NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Voice: 202-442-8686


Florida Department of Education
Div of Voc Rehab
2002 Old St. Augustine Road, Bldg. A
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4862
Voice: 850-245-3350
TTY: 850-245-3413 or 3404
Videophone: 850-298-8818...