Senior Leadership Team
Last Modified: May 29, 2020
Bureau Chief, Client Services
As the Bureau Chief of Client Services, Ms. Giles is responsible for the oversight of ten district and five satellite offices, client resolutions, staff training, and quality assurance. She works with a team of program administrators to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations for the Blind Babies, Children’s, Transition, Independent Living, and Vocational Rehabilitation programs.
Ms. Giles holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida State University and has extensive experience in services for persons with disabilities, substance abuse/mental health programs, case management, communicable diseases, and the corrections system. She has more than 12 years of experience with the State of Florida and 7 years in the private sector.
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.
Data Processing Manager
Senior Management Analyst II, Contracts Unit
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.