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Personnel note: Three reappointed to Council for the Blind

Three members of the Florida Rehabilitation Council for the Blind will serve another tour of duty.

Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday that he has reappointed the three for terms ending in 2019.

They are:

Howard Bell, 62, of St. Petersburg, a senior advocate investigator with Disability Rights Florida, which advocates for disabled people and advises them about their legal rights.

Jesus Garcia, 53, of Hialeah, a manager at Logisticare LLC, which manages non-emergency transportation for state agencies, managed-care organizations and hospitals.

Robert Kelly, 63, of Daytona Beach, executive director for the Florida Lions Conklin Centers for the Blind.

The council “reviews, analyzes & advises on the policy decisions and evaluates the effectiveness of the Florida Division of Blind Services to ensure meaningful access to and use of vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs for Floridians who are blind or visually impaired,” according to its mission statement.

 

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