Division Director Allison Flanagan Biography

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Allison Flanagan became Director of the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) on September 18, 2017. She came to Florida by way of Kentucky in May 2017 to serve as the Deputy Director of the Florida Division of Blind Services (DBS), where she oversaw the operations of the agency and updated policies to include changes regarding the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA), among other responsibilities.

Prior to joining Florida DBS, she was the Executive Director of the Kentucky Office for the Blind (KOB) for five years. In addition to her experience directing a state agency and implementing policy and operational goals, she served as an online instructor for her Alma Mater, the University of Kentucky, where she holds a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. “It’s very exciting to join an agency that is truly making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities and demonstrates innovative approaches and fosters creative solutions,” says Flanagan.

“I very much believe in the team approach and value each person’s input as well as experience and knowledge,” she says. “I continue to be impressed by the passion and dedication of the staff at Florida VR, and all of their accomplishments.”

Allison has been a public servant since she began her state career in Kentucky in 2001. She has three daughters and one grandson.