KATS Network Advisory Council

The KATS Network Advisory Council, which consists of 15 gubernatorial appointees, along with the Coordinating Center staff help coordinate the implementation of statewide capacity building and advocacy initiatives regarding the availability of assistive technology. These organizations, designed to work toward permanent systems change for the enhancement of access to assistive technology for Kentuckians with disabilities, constitute the KATS Network,  providing consumer responsive, comprehensive, statewide programs of technology-related assistance for individuals with disabilities of all ages.

Purpose

To help plan, implement and evaluate the activities of the KATS Network.

Meetings

The Advisory Council meetings are held quarterly, 4 times per year.

Minutes from past meetings are available at the bottom of this page

Next Meeting:

Friday, September 22, 2017
Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center
5659 Main Street
Thelma, KY 41260
9:30 am – 1:00 pm, eastern time

Members

If you are interested in becoming an Advisory Council member, please contact the KATS Network toll free at (800) 327-5287 or fill out and submit your application and resume directly to the KATS Network by mail or email.

Representatives of Designated Statewide Agencies

  • Carol Weber (Co-Chair) – KY Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Andre Rysemus – KY Office for the Blind
  • Todd E. Stephens – Statewide Independent Living Centers
  • Patrick Murphy – KY Workforce Investment Board
  • Lee Muncy – KY Dept. of Education
  • Rowena Holloway – KY Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Jennifer Hicks – Commonwealth Council for Developmental Disabilities

Representatives of Individuals with Disabilities who use Assistive Technology

  • Tina Jackson – Louisa, KY
  • Dr. Debra Bauder, Ed. D. – Louisville, KY
  • Dr. Karen Coulter, Ph. D. – Murray, KY
  • Nathan Bolton – Bowling Green, KY
  • Tishana Wokocha – Paducah, Ky
  • Duke Pettit – Lexington, KY
  • David Dennis – Lawrenceburg, KY
  • Rick Boggess (Co-Chair) – Owensboro, KY

Documents

Minutes

Minutes from previous meetings covering the current FFY are available for download. If you are interested in minutes from meetings prior to these dates, please contact the KATS Network bby emailing us at: info@katsnet.org.

FFY 2017

Bylaws