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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Next Regular Meeting

March 7, 2024, 10:00am

560 South Lawrence Street, 1st Floor Conference Room
Montgomery, AL 36104

Registration is not needed for in-person attendance but is required to join via conference call.

Once registered, you will receive the call-in information via email.

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ADRS Board of Directors

The Alabama Board of Rehabilitation Services is comprised of seven members, with one from each Congressional district. Of these, three members must have a disability, one must be the parent of a child with a disability and three members must be from business and industry. Biographies of the current board members are below.

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Professional portrait of Michelle K. Glaze

Michelle K. Glaze
District 1 - Mobile

About

Michelle Glaze, a resident of Daphne, currently serves as director of professional outreach for the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Michelle, who was diagnosed with cone rod dystrophy in 2011, works to increase awareness and referrals for FFB by reaching out to the professional community (optometrists, ophthalmologists, retinal specialists, low-vision specialists, departments of vocational rehab, and schools for the blind) to make sure they know who the foundation is and share information about some of the resources available to patients with inherited retinal diseases.

Glaze, who grew up in California before moving to Alabama in 2003, began her journey with ADRS as a consumer. When she was diagnosed and knew that she would need assistance, Glaze reached out to the Vocational Rehabilitation Service office in Mobile. At the time, she was working in the medical field in pharmaceutical sales and had a driver, but she began having problems reading paperwork. ADRS referred her to an eye specialist and assigned VR counselor Blair Cowan to her case. It was Cowan (who shares a similar form of vision loss) who eventually recommended Glaze as a board member.

Glaze holds master’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from California State University – Fresno and initially worked with the deaf and hard of hearing community, which makes her an even more valuable member of the leadership team.

She said she was excited to join the board because as a person with vision loss, she wants to be able to help and advocate for people like herself in any way she I can.

In her free time, Glaze enjoys attending her son Parks’ baseball and basketball games, exercising, and going to concerts.

Professional portrait of Kimberlin Love

Kimberlin Love
District 2 - Montgomery

About

A native of Montgomery, Kimberlin Love received her bachelor’s degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., majoring in broadcast communications. After graduation, she worked in D.C. for America’s Promise, the Alliance for Youth communications department, and served as a deputy press secretary in the White House. Love returned to Montgomery five years ago to serve as Practice Administrator for River Region Dermatology and Laser. She is a member of the board for Leadership Montgomery, the Junior League of Montgomery, and serves as vice president of the board for Aid to Inmate Mothers. Through the Junior League, Love assisted with Meals on Wheels, helped Brantwood Center repurpose a multicultural room for young residents, and helped with the addition of a sensory center at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art.

Professional portrait of Judith M. Gilliam

Judith M. Gilliam
District 3 - Talladega

About

With a lifetime of dedicated work, state and national accomplishments and numerous accolades to her name, Judith M. Gilliam is a leader in advancing the mission of disability inclusion and independence, especially for Alabama citizens who are deaf. For 55 years, she worked with the Alabama School for the Deaf: as a classroom teacher, instructional leader, mentor, and ultimately a director. Although she is now retired, she continues to serve as a certified deaf interpreter and rater for the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education in D.C., where she also served as its Commissioner from 2012-2014.

As a person who is deaf and who primarily uses American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate, she finds strength in her personal experience to connect, relate, advocate, and serve as a mentor for those in the deaf community in need of services and support systems. She stays very involved with organizations and community partners, serving as a member of the Vocational Rehabilitation Service Advisory Council, member of the Alabama School for the Deaf Advisory Council, and chair of the Alabama Licensure Board for Interpreters and Transliterators.

Professional portrait of Kevin Kidd

Kevin Kidd
District 4 - Crossville
Board Vice-chairperson 2022

About

Kevin Kidd was first introduced to ADRS when he was 16 as a student at Crossville High School. After graduating in 1992 from the University of Alabama, Kidd worked with the Darden Rehabilitation Foundation until 1998 when he joined the Alabama Department of Labor (once known as the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations), and he currently serves as the State of Alabama Department of Labor Program Services Manager for the Alabama Career Center System. He has served two terms on the Darden Rehabilitation Foundation Board.

Kidd was awarded the “Professional of the Year Award” from the Marshall County Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities in 2003, and its “Rising Star Award in 2000. He was part of the team that won the Alabama Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities state “Collaboration Award” in 2015, and was recognized by the Greater Etowah Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities with a certificate of appreciation from Gov. Bob Riley in 2005. Kidd is a member of the Marshall County Manufacturer’s Association Team and ex officio with the North Alabama Workforce Development Board. He is also a member of the North Alabama Works WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) board, the Marshall County Human Resources Management group, the DeKalb County Human Resources group, and the Albertville Chamber of Commerce.

Kidd represents both industry and a person with a disability on the Board.

Professional portrait of Eddie Williams

Eddie Williams
District 5 - Huntsville

About

Williams has enjoyed a long career with one of Alabama’s most prestigious technology companies, Sanmina-SCI, a global leader in electronics manufacturing services. He is currently senior avionics program manager at Sanmina-SCI’s Defense and Aerospace Division facility in Huntsville.

In addition to his experience in the state and international business community, Williams has been very involved in a number of organizations, at both the community and national levels. His volunteer activities include serving as chairman of the board of directors of the Madison-Marshall County chapter of the American Red Cross, board member of Huntsville’s Downtown Rescue Mission, board member of the Greater Huntsville Chapter of the 100 Black Men of America, and member of the National Management Association, the leadership development organization for which he is national vice president.

As the parent of an adult son with autism, Williams also has a very personal knowledge and understanding of disability. In addition, he has the broader knowledge and understanding gained by serving as board member and treasurer of the North Alabama Autism Society as well as former chairman of the board of Phoenix (formerly the Huntsville Rehabilitation Foundation).

Williams represents business and industry on the board.

Professional portrait of Charles Wilkinson

Charles Wilkinson
District 6 - Birmingham
Board Chairperson 2022

About

Charles Wilkinson, a respected member of the Birmingham business community, has extensive experience as a human resource professional and consultant, which gives him valuable insight into the issues related to workers with disabilities.

Wilkinson, the father of a 10-year-old daughter named Bergen with Down syndrome, has been a vocal and tireless advocate for workers with disabilities. In 1990 as a vice president of Colonial BancGroup, he worked with ADRS to implement the requirements of the newly enacted Americans with Disabilities Act.

Wilkinson serves as the current chairman of the Alabama Business Leadership Network (ABLN), a group that links Alabama businesses committed to disability issues. Through ABLN, he collaborates with other Alabama business leaders to provide resources, information links, and qualified job candidates to employers throughout the state. He is actively involved in the United States Business Leadership Network, which connects him with business leaders from around the country.

The University of Alabama graduate earned a bachelor of science in commerce and business administration-human resource management and is a member of the North Alabama Society for Human Resource Management and the national Society for Human Resource Management. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and a Senior Certified Professional.

Professional portrait of Norma Lemley

Norma Lemley
District 7 - Tuscaloosa

About

Norma M. Lemley has spent a long career in the law profession as both legal counsel and teaching law. After serving 32 years in the University of Alabama System’s Office of Counsel, she is now retired but teaches a graduate-level course at the University of Alabama College of Education in Higher Education Law.

Recently appointed to the Alabama Disability:IN Board of Directors, Ms. Lemley is also the parent of a child with a disability who was served by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services’ Early Intervention System and later through its Vocational Rehabilitation Service.

Ms. Lemley graduated with high honors from Auburn University with a major in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement, and she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Cumberland School of Law earning her Juris Doctorate.