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The State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) is comprised of dedicated members who represent the SRC in various committees on a state and national level.

The purpose of the ...

Executive Committee:

  • Directs the work of the SRC and ensures the council meets its charge of representing the voice of the consumer with the NMDVR.
  • Ensures membership remains aware of legislative trends that might impact the charge of the council or of the NMDVR.
  • Ensures the council addresses the federal requirements including the recruitment of membership to fill al required openings, facilitate public forums to gather input regarding disability and employment services with the state, and the coordination of council activities. 

Chair Person: Ron Garcia
Members: Melinda Garcia, Richard Dennis Jirón


State Plan and Outcomes Committee:

  • Advises the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) and the NMDVR regarding activities authorized to be carried out in accordance with Public Law 105-220.
  • Assists in the preparation of the State Plan and any amendments to the plan, applications, reports, needs assessments and evaluations required.
  • Assists in the preparation and submission of an Annual Report to the Governor and the RSA Administrator on the status of vocational rehabilitation programs operated in the State.
  • Collaborates with the Legislative Committee to conducts a state wide needs assessment.
  • Ensures the widest distribution of any report developed on behalf of individuals with disabilities.

Chair Person: Melinda Garcia
Members: Paula Seanez, Bernadine Chavez, Mariela Pijem, Rebecca Holland


Legislative and Outreach Committee:

  • Educates legislators and legislative staff on both the state and national level about the efforts and success of the NMDVR.
  • Conducts public forums to solicit input from participants on their experiences with the NMDVR and the services they receive.
  • Coordinates with the State Plan and Outcomes Committee to complete the Customer Satisfaction and Statewide Needs Assessment Survey.
  • Develops an outreach plan to promote the NMDVR.

Chair Person: Ron Garcia
Members: Sandy Sandoval, Jeff Diamond


Membership and Awards Committee

  • Recruits potential candidates for membership on the SRC, per Title I, Section 105 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Provides new members with an orientation about the work of the SRC and ongoing learning opportunities.
  • Recognizes the NMDVR staff and business partners that go over and beyond on behalf of individuals with disabilities.

Chair Person: Richard Jirón
Members: Larry Rodriguez, Melinda Garcia