Senior Management Staff
Deputy Division Director
Robin Goldstone Garcia is the Deputy Director for the Division. In this role, Robin is responsible for advising the Director on relevant issues affecting all aspects of the Division’s operations, as well as overseeing major projects. In addition, Robin oversees the Bureau of Business Enterprises, the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library. Robin worked in the nonprofit sector as Executive Director of a rehabilitation center, serving individuals who are blind or visually impaired. In addition, Robin has more than 20 years of successful business experience as the Vice President of Administration and Contracting in the Software Industry and as a Licensed Financial Advisor. Robin graduated from the State University of New York, College at Oswego majoring in both Business Administration and Psychology.
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 nine 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
Bureau Chief, Client Services
Bridget Giles holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida State University and has extensive experience managing programs and special projects. In addition, she has vast knowledge in services for persons with disabilities, substance abuse, mental health, case management, communicable diseases and the corrections system. Bridget has been with the State of Florida for more than 10 years and has worked in the private sector during her tenure at Habilitation Management Services.
Jennifer M. Ganey
Jennifer Ganey serves as the Personnel Administrator for the Division. In this role, Jennifer is responsible for managing and supporting every personnel process of the agency. This includes everything from recruitment through retirement as well as labor relations and building and sustaining positive work environments. Jennifer has worked for the State of Florida for 22 years, most recently working for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. During her tenure at DBPR, she served as the Licensing Administrator for the Pari-Mutuel Wagering Industry, Lead Assistant and Office Manager for the Division of Real Estate, and Public Records Coordinator for the Agency. In each of these roles she handled various Personnel and Labor Relation issues. She currently holds a Paralegal Certification with a special concentration in Civil Litigation from Ashworth College in Georgia.
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.