Senior Management Staff
Deputy Division Director
As the Deputy Director, Antionette Williams, Ph.D., provides supervision and oversight to four bureaus: Client Services, Business Enterprise, the Rehabilitation Center and the Braille and Talking Books Library. Additionally, she oversees the Division’s strategic plan and unified state plan for vocational rehabilitation, federal and state reporting, and compliance and audits.
Dr. Williams has worked with DBS for nearly 20 years. She previously served in various capacities as Bureau Chief of Client Services and Senior Rehabilitation Specialist in the Vocational Rehabilitation, Independent Living, and Children’s programs. She also served as Senior Management Analyst, where she worked on projects such as stimulus funding, internal and external audits, federal and state reporting, and other special projects. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services and a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Policy from Florida State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Human Services from Florida A&M University.
Bureau Chief, Business Enterprise
William (Bill) Findley is the bureau chief of business enterprise. As bureau chief he oversees the Business Enterprise Program that recruits screens and trains visually impaired and blind individuals for a career in the food service field which includes vending machines, snack bars and cafeteria management. Currently there are more than 125 licensed blind individuals operating approximately 140 facilities in Florida. Findley holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Bob Jones University.
Bureau Chief, Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Edward Hudson is the bureau chief of the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Daytona Beach, Fla. and is responsible for the overall operation of the center. In addition, he oversees the maintenance and security of all DBS facilities on the Daytona campus. He participates in planning construction projects, provides on-site supervision and contract management. Hudson has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of North Florida. He has been with the division since 1992.
Bureau Chief, Braille and Talking Book Library
As the Bureau Chief of the Braille and Talking Books Library, Mr. Jim Woolyhand oversees all areas of operations at the Library located in Daytona Beach. He and the staff work cooperatively with ten sub regional libraries to provide services to residents in their area. The Braille and Talking Books Library provides information and reading materials in Braille and recorded audio format to Florida residents who are unable to use standard print as the result of a visual, physical, or reading disability.
Mr. Woolyhand has worked with the Division of Blind Services for over 25 years. He has served as district administrator, supervisor, and senior rehabilitation specialist in the Daytona District office. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Services from Florida State University, and a Master’s Degree in Education from Stetson University.
Bureau Chief, Operations & Compliance
Mitchell Clark is the bureau chief of operations and compliance. As a member of the senior management team, he is responsible for the Division's budget operations, compliance, and contract management unit. He has more than 32-years of experience with the State of Florida in various accounting and budgeting roles. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Florida A&M University.
Senior Management Analyst II, Contracts Unit
Dacia Drury serves as the supervisor of the DBS Contracts Unit, which is responsible for the development and negotiation of service contracts with Community Rehabilitation Providers for DBS clients. She holds Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University, and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Bureau Chief, Client Services
Jennifer Phaneuf serves as the Personnel and Training Manager for the Division of Blind Services. With more than 26 years in state government, she is responsible for the supervision of all personnel actions and ensuring all training needs are met. She consults with managers and supervisors on personnel related activities and issues and provides direction, guidance and technical assistance to division staff in the management and operation of personnel related programs and responsibilities.
Data Processing Manager
Bryan Hudnall is the division data processing manager. His focus is on the information technology needs of the division. Bryan holds a masters degree in information studies from Florida State University and previously worked in the nonprofit sector as a senior management information systems technical manager.
Senior Advisor and Chief of External Affairs
Lauren Williams serves as the senior advisor to the director and chief of external affairs for the division. She oversees the communications and outreach, legislation, policy and conflict resolution teams. Williams also acts as the coordinator for the grant application program. Prior to joining DBS, Williams served as deputy director for the State of Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired. She also worked with the State of Delaware’s Division of State Service Centers. Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wesley College.