Advisory Council

Project START’s Advisory Council meets quarterly the second Wednesday of February, May, August and November. Our seven member council is composed of individuals with disabilities, parents, spouses or guardians of persons with disabilities and representatives of state, local or private agencies or groups that provide assistance to persons with disabilities.

Current Advisory Council Members

Stacy Blackwell - Addie McBryde Center for the Blind
Lou Ann Cavett - State Educational Agency. MPH, OTR/L - Consultant and Direct Care
Ben Wagenknecht - Director of Deaf and Blind Services - Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services/Vocational Rehabilitation
Roger Bullock - LIFE (Living Independently for Everyone)
Chris Howard - MDRS Executive Director, Workforce Development (WIOA)
Patrina Pendarvis - Blind Enterprise Operator, Chairperson
Tremaine Nathan - Assistive Technologist
Evelyn Washington - West Tallahatchie School District
Whitney Wallace, M.S., CCC-SLP - University of Mississippi Medical Center, Center for Advancement of Youth
Chandra Wilson - Hinds Behavioral Health - Parent Peer support Specialist                                           

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