Please note the Bridgeport Bureau of Rehabilitation Services Office is temporarily closed due to building maintenance. Please call the Waterbury Office at 203-578-4550 or the main BRS number at 860-424-4840 for assistance.

BESB Statewide Rehabilitation Council

The State Rehabilitation Council (the Council or SRC), comprised of individuals appointed by the Governor, works in partnership with, and provides advice to the Department of Aging and Disability Services - Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program in Connecticut.

 
ROSTER FFY 2021

Gary Allen (Chairman)

Scott Baecker (Treasurer) 

Brandy Altergott 

Jay Brown

Frank Buonomo

John Carnemolla 

William DeMaio

Lucretia Jones (Secretary)

Frank Losquadro

Phillip Magalnick (Vice chair)

John McNickle

Enaida Mendoza (ex-officio)  

Deb Reed

Beth Reel

Dennis Regan

Nicole Rico Serrano

Kendra Valente

BESB Director - Cheryl Cepelak (Interim)

Vacant Positions

  • Workforce Investment Board representative
  • Client Assistance Program representative
  • Department of Labor 
  • Chair person

Meeting Dates 2022

March 4, 2022 State Plan Special Meeting

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March 23, 2022

 

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      Minutes

 

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June 22, 2022

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September 21, 2022

 

December 21, 2022 

 

Meeting dates 2021:

STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL to the Connecticut Department of Aging and Disability Services - Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind  - this report includes information on the duties, purpose, membership and activities for the BESB SRC. BESB SRC Annual Report FY 2021

March 24, 2021

  Agenda

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June 23, 2021

  Agenda

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September 22, 2021

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  Minutes

December 22, 2021

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Meeting Dates 2020*:

January 23, 2020 (Special Meeting)

Agenda

Minutes 

March 25, 2020

   Agenda - Please note this has been changed to a teleconference:

  Call in Number: 877-926-0531Passcode: 4506731#

Minutes

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June 24, 2020

Agenda

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Minutes

September 23, 2020

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December 16, 2020

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STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL to the Connecticut Department of Aging and Disability Services - Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind SRC ANNUAL REPORT FY 2020 - this report includes information on the duties, purpose, membership and activities for the BESB SRC.

Meeting dates 2019*:

March 27, 2019

Agenda 3/27/19

Minutes 3/27/19

June 12, 2019

Agenda 6/12/19

Minutes 6/12/19

September 25, 2019

Agenda 9/25/19

Minutes 9/25/19

December 18, 2019
 
 

*all meetings held at BESB at 10:00 a.m. unless noted

STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL to the Connecticut Department of Aging and Disability Services - Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind SRC ANNUAL REPORT FY 2019

 
2018 Meeting Dates Archive

February 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. (Special Meeting)

Agenda 2/14/18

Minutes 2/14/18

June 13, 2018

Agenda 6/13/18

Minutes 6/13/18

September 26, 2018

Agenda 9/26/18

Minutes 9/26/18

December 19, 2018

Agenda 12/19/18

Minutes 12/19/18