Senior Management Staff
Deputy Division Director
As the Deputy Director, Allison Flanagan 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.
Ms. Flanagan worked for the Kentucky vocational rehabilitation program, both general and blind agencies, for over 24 years. She served as the Director of the Kentucky Blind Services as well as various other positions such as Division Director of Consumer Services, Assistant Director of Program Services, and Program Administrator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University and a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Kentucky. In addition, she has completed the Certified Public Manager program at the National Rehabilitation Leadership Institute.
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
Monica Moye serves as the Contracts Unit Supervisor for the Division of Blind Services. She is responsible for the all of the Division’s contract development and management. She has worked for the State of Florida for 10 years, and conducted compliance audits for nine years, with the last three years performing audits of contracts and grants, and ensuring best practices in the management and accountability of agreements.
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 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.